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Are elevators a risk?
Yes. An elevator carries a high risk of transmission due to its confined space. To prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV in elevators, the following measures should be taken:
(1) The elevator should be thoroughly and regularly disinfected several times with ultraviolet irradiation, 75% alcohol or chlorine-containing disinfectants every day.
(2) Minimize the risks of getting infected from sneezing by taking the elevators alone if possible.
(3) Wear a mask before entering the elevator. If someone sneezes in the elevator while you have no masks on, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeves. Measures like clothes-changing and personal cleaning should be taken right after.
Wang Zhou, MD
Wang Zhou, MD is the Chief Physician of Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He was a Senior Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania from 2005 to 2006, and is the author or co-author of more than 50 academic journal articles.