Even in midsummer, the coronavirus remains the hottest topic of discussion. In this article, we will answer your questions and give you the latest updates on COVID19 to keep you up to date with the latest developments. This information is also available on the official website of the World Health Organization. So be sure to check it regularly too.
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In the meantime, you’ll find answers to important questions below. These are based on the latest scientific discoveries that are available as the pandemic develops.
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Q: Do you need to wear a Mask when you exercise Outdoors and in a Gym?
A: So, according to the WHO, people should not wear masks when running or cycling outdoors because they prevent them from comfortably breathing while walking.
Experts add that exercising outdoors is generally considered safe as long as you stay at least 1.5m or 6ft away from other people. However, in large crowds, it is best to put on the mask while running to prevent transmission of the respiratory virus, reduce your exposure to the virus COVID19, and protect others. If the runner is infected and does not keep his distance, he can infect other people or affect himself by passing through infected people.
And the gyms? – you can ask. Yes, that is complicated, but the same rule of social distancing applies. There must be at least a 6 feet minimum distance between all clients and gym instructors. In line with the United States’ plan to reopen, gyms can only return to work if they properly follow social distancing and sanitation protocols. Make sure your gym sticks to it. And although at this point gym owners have the last word on whether or not we should wear a mask during training, I think the idea is understood. If the gym is full, a cover is essential.
Of course, it should be remembered that a mask gets wet much faster when exercising due to sweating and heavy breathing. And now we probably all know that wet masks inevitably promote the growth of bacteria, so in this case, they need to be changed more often than every 2-3 hours. So here is a follow-up question.
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Q: How often should you change your Masks if you are Training in a Crowded Area?
A: When we exercise, especially during high-intensity cardio, our breathing can double or triple, producing large amounts of respiratory droplets. As a result, the masks get wet more quickly. It is, therefore, preferable to change your mask as soon as it is wet.
After her research, NYT’s Gretchen Reynolds concludes that some mask materials wet faster than others. She recommends skipping paper, cotton, and surgical masks during workouts, but sticking to breathable synthetic materials instead.
Q: What is the Risk of Catching CoronaVirus COVID19 from a Surface?
A: The virus is not easily spread by touching contaminated surfaces or objects, new research shows. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you are more likely to contract coronavirus from the drops given off if someone sneezes or coughs on you, than by touching the germ object and then your face.
So this is somewhat positive news, and may even bring some relief to those who tire of sanitizing their food. And if scientists point out that there is always a possibility that the coronavirus is transmitted through a surface. The risk is less.
People can still be infected, though, for example. Touch a table that you sneezed on so that there is a certain level of virus, then touch your mouth. However, this is not believed to be the primary means of spreading the COVID19 virus.
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Q: Can I catch the Corona Virus while Traveling in an Elevator?
A: In fact, the virus spreads more easily in confined spaces or poorly ventilated spaces, such as in an elevator. When you inside a closed area like this, you likely to expose as there is not enough room for people to stay 1.5m or 6ft away from each other. And wear KN95 Mask.
There, even small drops of speech can linger longer, let alone when an infected person sneezes or coughs. Therefore, even if you are traveling unaccompanied, you could expose to germs. And in this case the coronavirus COVID19, those that remain.
To stay safe and protect others, wear a mask in an elevator. And remember to wash or sanitize your hands before and after a trip. Of course, for this to work, we all need to be respectful of each other, wear masks, and follow newly-created routines in public places at all times.