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14 June
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Doctors called the beard of Santa Claus the most dangerous Christmas accessory

Coronavirus is able to live on fabric and in similar materials, and therefore the usual attributes of the main winter guest can be fraught with danger

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/NOVOSTIVL/ The cotton beard of Santa Claus during the coronavirus pandemic becomes a dangerous attribute, so when meeting with the New Year's wizard, you should not immediately rush into his arms, doctors say.

In the residence of Santa Claus told about the most frequent requests for the holiday "the coronavirus is able to live on fabric and in similar materials, and therefore the usual attributes of the main winter guest can be fraught with danger. the type and texture of the material and environmental conditions affect the life span of the coronavirus on the fabric. The time limit can be four hours to one week. For the coronavirus, a wet environment is favorable, in a dry one it dies. on cotton fabric, this happens the fastest, but on leather, polyester, vinyl and any other synthetics-much longer, " RIA Novosti quotes epidemiologist Olga Nenastina.

Such things as a headdress, masquerade mask, costume, should be purely individual. People may not know about his infection, but while using the personal belongings of other people, it is capable of transmitting the virus says doctor of medical Sciences, Professor, head of Department of Virology Russian Medical Academy of Continuous Professional Education Elena Malinnikova.


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