Curbing COVID-19: Australian government issues guidelines for sexual conduct

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New Delhi: The Australian government has reportedly issued guidelines for sexual practices, in order to keep coronavirus from spreading among people.

Experts said there is a possibility that you could get COVID-19 virus from sexual activities that expose you to faecal matter. However, there is no evidence of the virus being transmitted through semen or vaginal fluids.

The virus has, however, been detected in the semen of people who have had COVID-19 or are recovering from the disease.

Close physical contact with a person infected with COVID-19 is likely to be enough for the transmission of the virus.

The guidelines suggest that intimacy with a new partner could be risky when it comes to COVID-19 exposure. A distance of one and a half meters or 6 feet is recommended in that case.

Since COVID-19 can be transmitted through saliva, experts have suggested that people should refrain from kissing each other. The government has also recommended ‘solo sex’ or use of technology for engaging in sexual activities.

Condoms can be used as it can prevent diseases such as coronaviurs and other sexually transmitted infections.

 

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