New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference on April 24 that the coronavirus can live on public transit’s plastic and steel surfaces for 72 hours.
Several public transportation agencies across the country are now taking steps to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus and subdue public fears of catching it.
Here are important tips recommended by health experts interviewed by Business Insider :
- Don’t touch your phone while you’re taking public transportation.
- Carry hand sanitizer and use it the moment you leave the bus, train, or subway.
- Don’t touch your face.
- If someone is coughing or sneezing, try to move away from them.
- Wash your hands the moment you have access to soap and water.