Countries all over the world have adopted measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
owever, some surprising daily activities have been advised to help combat the spread of Covid-19.
A dental professor has urged people to brush their teeth before leaving the house in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Martin Addy, emeritus professor of dentistry at the University of Bristol in the UK, said toothpaste can reduce the chances of catching or spreading the disease.
However, he warned the antimicrobial effect of toothpaste only lasts three to five hours.
He recommended the oral hygiene practice of brushing twice a day for two minutes should be reinforced.
Mr Addy said many of those who are not doing this are some of the most vulnerable to Covid-19, such as elderly people in nursing homes who rely on carers to brush their teeth.
While the effectiveness of men shaving off their beards has been debated, many health workers have reached for the razor. NHS guidelines state that beards interfere with the effectiveness of PPE masks.
They can "prevent the mask from being able to seal to the face". Many doctors and nurses uploaded pictures to social media of their freshly smooth jawlines.
3. Flushing with lid down
A research paper published in the 'Journal of Gastroenterology' found the coronavirus is detectable in faecal samples.
Of the 73 patients, 39 tested positive for faecal SARS-CoV-2.
The stools of 17 patients remained positive even after swabs from the throat or noses tested negative.
It's highly unlikely someone would catch coronavirus directly from another person's stools, but the scientists said extra precautions can be taken.
Qingyan Chen, an engineer at Purdue University, USA, told Forbes there's "one very easy way to help prevent the spread of coronavirus" - to close the lid of the toilet before flushing.
4. Cleaning your phone
During the Covid-19 pandemic, it is important to clean commonly touched surfaces regularly. One of the most used devices is a mobile phone.
Phones, along with keyboards and door handles are a potentially dangerous source of viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens.
Disinfecting these items daily could help to slow or prevent the spread of infection.
People take their phones out to eat, on public transport, and even while in the bathroom. As a result, mobile phones carry more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies each, according to a 2017 study by researchers at the Institute of Biomedicine and Translational Medicine, the University of Tartu in Estonia.
The report concluded that this "may play a role in the spread of infectious agents".
5. Stop biting your nails
Nervous habits like biting your nails are hard to overcome. But this could be putting your health at risk.
Putting your fingers on your mouth or making contact with your face is against all the infection control advice.
An allergy and infectious disease specialist with New York University's Langone Medical Centre, Purvi Parikh, said the easiest way to catch any infection is by nail-biting.
Ms Parikh says it is best to keep nails short as they can collect a lot of 'bacteria, viruses, dirt and debris' which could be transferred into your body.