Q.4 How does the virus spread?

The specific modes of transmission are not clear yet since it is a novel virus. This virus probably originally emerged from an animal source but now seems to be spreading from person-to-person. It is not clear yet how easily 2019 nCoV spreads from person to person. It may spread through droplets, mainly when an infected person coughs or sneezes and another person in close vicinity may get the virus. It may also spread through fomites, (i.e. objects or materials which are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture) when an infected person touches these surfaces. Later when an uninfected person touches these surfaces, he/she can come in contact with the virus and get the disease.

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