How Important is Indoor Ventilation to Prevent Covid-19? This is WHO’s explanation

Suara.com – Prevention of Covid-19 is not only done while in public spaces by maintaining loot, wearing masks, and washing hands with soap.

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that efforts to prevent Covid-19 should also be carried out by paying attention to indoor aspects.

The better the ventilation in a room, the less likely it is to transmit the SARS-Cov2 virus.

However, good ventilation is not the only way to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. There are many other factors that must be done well, such as the implementation of strict and disciplined health protocols.

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So how important is ventilation really to keep us safe from COVID-19?

Director of the Department of Public Health and Environment of the World Health Organization (WHO) Dr Maria Neira said ventilation is a very important aspect to prevent the spread of the virus indoors.

“So, something as simple as natural ventilation means opening doors, opening windows, it can provide the kind of renewal of healthy air that we want to breathe,” Maria said in the WHO Ventilation & COVID-19 in Science in 5 interview, as quoted from the official website of the Covid Task Force. -19.

Furthermore, he said if possible, whenever in public spaces or in buildings, ensure natural ventilation by opening windows.

“And, in environments such as schools or work even in tourist spots, what we recommend is to increase the rate of air change, increase the rate of ventilation by natural or mechanical means, always trying to avoid air recirculation,” he said.

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However, Maria revealed that if you are in a condition where you cannot avoid it, then use a filter such as a mask that is used properly and replace it regularly (as needed).


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