Health Check Podcast: How to practise better hygiene in wake of Wuhan coronavirus

Do listen to our Health Check podcast on tips for better personal and collective hygiene as a society, in the wake of the mysterious coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China. ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Synopsis: In this fortnightly podcast series on Wednesdays, The Straits Times guides you to healthier living and clears up common misconceptions on health.

In this episode, ST correspondent Joyce Teo and podcasting head Ernest Luis talk about how we can all start practising better hygiene in the wake of the mysterious novel coronavirus - 2019-nCov - that originated in Wuhan.

1. Should we all wear masks now? (0:52)

2. Is it true that flipping surgical masks inside out is the right thing to do? (2:24)

3. Is there an art to washing and sanitising hands properly? How to choose proper hand sanitisers? (4:00)

4. What are the symptoms and the incubation period of the Wuhan coronavirus? (6:54)

5. Health authorities say that it generally requires prolonged exposure to the infected person for you to catch the bug. How is prolonged exposure defined? (8:52)

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