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The Highest Risk Places for COVID-19 Transmission You Need to Avoid

By Eskanisa R

15 July 2020

Avoid these places to prevent spread COVID-19. Stay safe!

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Until now, there is no sign when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. No one also knows when COVID-19 vaccine will available by the end of this year. In spite of that fact, people should never give up. Besides applying health protocols in all places, try to avoid these places with highest risk for COVID-19 transmission.

1. Bars

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Quoted from sindonews, bars have been reopened in regards new normal phase, yet experts already divided places with highest risk for COVID-19 transmission based on five main factors—indoor or outdoor, distance between visitors, exposure time, exposure level and level of personal risk—from the lowest to highest risks.
 
After that, bars fall into the highest level category (level 9) along with nightclubs and markets. The reason is confined spaces including bars, clubs, and discotheques have poor ventilation to provide good airflow to be inhaled by visitors. Alongside, in times when physical distancing is difficult, making bars become one of the highest risk places for COVID-19 transmission. 

2. Gym

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Second confined space like indoor gym where people do not wear masks also has highest risk of COVID-19 transmission. Touching equipment or any surface and possibly touching face (eyes, nose, and mouth) while wipe sweat during a workout without washing hands or using hand sanitizer become good reason why gym falls into the next highest level category of COVID-19 transmission (level 8, as quoted from sindonews).

3. Bowling Alley

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Last but not least, confined place you need to avoid to prevent spread of COVID-19 is bowling alley. Where group of people touching same object and surface, it is impossible to spread the virus. For example, after touching the balls, it is possible to touch face to wipe sweat before washing hands or using hand sanitizer. 

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