Coronavirus: Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?

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On 10 May Boris Johnson confirmed the UK lockdown would be continuing but that restrictions will begin to ease in the coming weeks.

The order has been in place since 23 March when the prime minister first told the nation they should only leave the house for several key reasons.

These included travelling to work as a key worker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

Those with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 70 were also advised to self-isolate at home and ask other people to do shopping and collect medication if necessary.

Public Health England says: “The best way to protect yourself and others is: wash your hands with soap and water, or use a sanitiser gel, regularly throughout the day. [And] catch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it, and wash your hands. [Updated government advice also says people should stay at home and practice social distancing].

WHO also advises the best way to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to wash your hands frequently, either with an alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

You also need to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands, as this is how the virus can enter your body.

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