We are all sanitising ourselves, and pretty much anything we touch that belongs to us, when we make a necessary trip outside the safety of our homes.
However, if you’re wondering about these two questions from the title of this post, there are some answers on CNET that might be worth your time.
The following text in red is directly taken from this article:
COVID-19 can spread from person to person, through respiratory droplets from a cough or sneeze or by touching an infected (usually solid) surface and then touching your face. The virus can even live on some surfaces for longer than nine days. For example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found coronavirus RNA that had survived in the Diamond Princess cruise ship 17 days after the passengers had departed.
However, the likelihood of you contracting the virus from your clothes is considered rare, especially since there’s no evidence that the virus can survive on clothing. On the other hand, if you’re a healthcare provider, it may be safest to leave your work clothes and shoes outside until they can be sanitized.
All we can tell you is, be sensible, stay safe and stay healthy. The real impact against this virus can be had only when an effective vaccine is discovered and made accessible to the masses.
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