The main ways the new coronavirus is transmitted
By close and prolonged contact: If you’re closer than two metres to a person who has con-tracted the illness for more than 15 minutes.
By droplet infection: If one person sneezes or coughs, the virus can be transported directly to the mucous membranes in the nose, mouth or eyes of other people.
Via your hands: Infectious droplets can get onto your hands from coughing and sneezing. Or you come into contact with a surface contaminated with the virus. They can then get into your system if you touch your mouth, nose or eyes.