You are washing your hands religiously, wiping down all surfaces with anti-bacterial sprays and you haven't touched your face in days. You are right on top of things when it comes to preventing coronavirus infiltrating your home, aren't you?

What about your shoes?

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Here's an aspect of virus prevention we haven't heard much about until now.

Experts are warning that COVID-19 can live on the soles of shoes for up to five days.

They say shoes are more likely to carry coronavirus if it has been worn in busy areas like supermarkets, airports or on public transport.

The sole of a shoe is the main breeding ground for bacteria, fungi and viruses, but respiratory droplets carried in the air from a person infected with coronavirus can still land anywhere on the upper part of a shoe like the laces or the heel.

They say shoes should be left in garages or directly inside the door so to not track anything into the house.


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