Should I wash my hands after opening a package to avoid coronavirus disease?

Updated: May 28



We will begin the conversation saying: Yes, you need to wash your hands! Would also be good to use some Medical Alcohol (70%) in the supermarket packages you take to home also.

Why do you need to wash your hands? Here's why: Covid can survive several days in certain types of surfaces!


Are you curious to know which surfaces those are? I will post a text from webmd.com that talked about this a while ago.




From Lowest to Highest:

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Water: Coronavirus hasn't been found in drinking water. If it does get into the water supply, your local water treatment plant filters and disinfects the water, which should kill any germs; Copper: 4 hours; Aluminum: 2 to 8 hours;

Cardboard: 24 hours;

Plastics: 2 to 3 days; Stainless steel: 2 to 3 days;

Wood: 4 days;

Paper: Up to 5 days; Glass: Up to 5 days;

Metal: 5 days; Ceramics: 5 days.

A picture explain COVID-19 structure, Spike Glycoprotein, M-Protein, Hemagglutinin-sterasedimer (HE), Envelope, RNA and N Protein, E-Protein
Should I wash my hands after opening a package to avoid coronavirus disease?

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What You Can Do

To reduce your chance of catching or spreading the new coronavirus, clean and disinfect common surfaces and objects in your home and office every day. This includes:

  • Countertops;

  • Tables;

  • Doorknobs;

  • Bathroom fixtures;

  • Phones;

  • Keyboards;

  • Remote controls;

  • Toilets.

" _ webmd.com





Please, be safe!