According to the agency, in order to avoid infection that may be on the phone surface, people should regularly treat the device with antiseptics, especially where the gadget’s corps comes in contact with the face.
“A cellphone can be a carrier of influenza pathogens, other viral respiratory infections and, in particular, coronavirus infection COVID-19. To reduce the risk of contracting this serious disease, you should regularly disinfect your phone. If the phone has a case, then it must be removed and processed separately, but it is better to do without a case. To fight influenza viruses and SARS (and coronaviruses) is best used alcohol-based wipes or gels,” explains Mikhail Lebedev, a leading expert at Rospotrebnadzor.
The importance of disinfecting a mobile phone is also due to the fact that the gadget is often taken with not quite clean hands, transferred from one person to another, and is also very close to the face. In addition, many take the phone with them to the toilet. The cellphone should be processed after each visit to public places and transport. Processing should be carried out every evening. “Even chlorhexidine is suitable for this, although it is aimed more at killing bacteria,” Lebedev added.
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