These are the riskiest activities that put you at risk for COVID-19, study finds


New Delhi: Even though COVID cases continue to skyrocket across the world due to the new Omicron variant, a study has listed the activities most likely to expose anyone to viral infection. Commuting to work, using public transport and shopping in person are the top risky activities that would expose anyone to COVID-19, according to the Virus Watch Study.Also Read – Aryan and Suhana Khan’s reaction to auctioneer’s fainting at IPL auction goes viral | Watch the video

The study titled “Virus Watch Study: Non-household activities COVID risk, 20 December 2021” was published on January 7. The study has not yet been peer-reviewed, according to a Livemint report. The main activities that promote the transmission of new cases of coronavirus infection are: physical shopping, commuting to work, eating out, using public transport, sports and attending indoor parties and outdoors. Also Read – IPL 2022 Auction Live Updates: Ishan Kishan and Deepak Chahar Break the Bank

“The most contributing shopping”

According to the study, going out for shopping during the period of imposed restrictions and no restrictions appears to be the main contributor to the highest number of COVID infections counted outside the home. People who leave their homes twice a week to shop in person are more likely to contract the virus than others. Also Read – Video: Andhra Pradesh Police burn 2 Lakh Kg Ganja worth Rs 500 Crore in Visakhapatnam | LOOK

‘Parties, sporting events key contributors’

The researchers pointed out that social events, including sports activities, could also be a key factor in attracting the viral infection. Experts have often warned against attending a large gathering.

“Cinemas, beauty salons – no good evidence”

According to the study, attending cinemas, theaters, concerts or beauty salons showed “no valid evidence” of the risk of contracting COVID-19.

How to avoid getting infected with COVID

Experts said there are also ways to mitigate risk if we choose an activity that involves other people and insists on wearing a mask, trying to socially distance and washing our hands.

Earlier, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the best physical activities to limit the risk of coronavirus infections are those we do alone or with members of our household. Holiday shopping in crowded stores is a “higher risk” activity and people should limit any in-person purchases, including at supermarkets, the CDC said.

Try to spend as little time as possible inside the store, said Cornell University public health expert Dr. Isaac Weisfuse. “You just want to get in and out. Shop and move on,” Dr. Weisfuse was quoted as saying by the Associated Press news agency.


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