290 Million children worldwide do not attend school due to corona virus
Due to the corona outbreak, countries around the world have closed schools as a precaution. This measure currently means that 290 million children do not go to school. This can jeopardize the right to education. Two weeks ago, China was the only country in the world to introduce the measure. There are now 13 countries where all schools are closed, including, for example, Japan and Italy.
Laatste nieuws about nine other countries, such as the US, Germany and France, schools only remain closed in certain regions. If those nine countries choose to close all schools, an additional 180 million children will be able to attend school. Although the UN agrees that the schools will be closed as a precaution, the organization also warns that this measure has never been introduced on such a large scale. That is why the right to education can be compromised for millions of children. Especially if the schools remain closed for a longer period of time. Schools in different countries still try to teach through distance learning. The UN advises countries how they can provide full education now that the schools are closed.
The virus spreads through tiny droplets of water from person to person. If inhaled or in contact with eyes, they can cause contamination. It is therefore important to cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow, and to wash your hands well. This reduces the chance that moisture droplets with the virus will end up on objects at all. Yet it is unavoidable that a few drops will escape here and there. According to RIVM, these drops can fly through the air for a maximum of 2 meters before they fall down. They cannot bridge a greater distance. The virus can survive outside the body for a few hours and even under favorable conditions. And that is actually possible on all objects.
There are various theories about the maximum lifetime of the corona virus. A study from Hong Kong speaks of a survival time of five days. Peter Molenaar, expert infection prevention at RIVM, keeps up with three days. And that is only under the most favorable conditions, such as a low temperature and average humidity.
Because, says Molenaar, this virus can easily be killed. Literally and figuratively the coronavirus is easy to kill, because it is hard to withstand heat and humidity. Molenaar recommends that you consider the hygiene of your utensils in addition to your personal hygiene. “With good cleaning you remove many virus particles. Of course you cannot remove 100 percent. But with soapy water and soap you remove so many virus particles that infection is actually no longer possible.
Smooth or coarse?
Whether the coronavirus has preferences in the type of material to which it binds is unknown. In general: the smoother the surface, the better it can be cleaned. And with that the chance of the virus surviving is small. In summary: good hand and cough hygiene in combination with good cleaning helps you prevent contamination. Together with a number of experts we try to answer your questions. You can ask your question using the form above. Do you not see a form to submit a question? Ask your question via our Facebook page.
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