Corona Virus Advice For Parents

The Corona Virus has got everyone in a bit of a panic, and rightly so, although information is power in the kinds of scenarios and we want to arm parents everywhere with the information you need.

We want you to stay safe out there without losing your head, so here is our carefully collected advice for how to avoid getting it and what to do if you think you have it.

We consulted a health professional that has worked in the Shenzhen Hospital in Guangdong Province in China.

He gave us these notes on the virus which we hope will clear up any rumours about the virus itself.

First of all he said that if you just have a runny nose, you have a cold, not the Corona Virus.

He said that Corona is a dry type of cough with no runny nose.

An important thing to note is that this new virus is not heat resistant and will die in temperatures of over 26 degrees and hates direct sunlight.

Ok so that’s the main myths and things to feel a bit better about, now it is time for the more serious ones.

If someone who has the virus sneezes, the virus will stay airborne within a vicinity of about 10 feet before it drops to the ground.

If the virus lands on a metal surface, it can live for at least 12 hours, so if you touch any metal surfaces make sure to wash your hands as soon as possible.

If it lands on fabric, it can live for around 6 hours, but normal laundry detergent will kill it.

Drinking hot beverages is beneficial for all viruses, and drinking water with ice will not help at all.

The virus can live on your hands for 5-10 minutes, so make sure and wash your hands frequently.

Warm salt water gargling is beneficial for prevention.

Drink lots of water.