Gyms are one of the places where coronavirus has the highest risk of spreading.
Gyms ‘high-risk’ locations for spreading COVID-19
Scottish-born doctor Norman Swan stated that gyms are one of the places where coronavirus is at the highest risk of spreading because they contain excessive droplets and dampness. Swan, the people going to the gym may support the possibility of hosting the virus in a large society.
Due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) appeared firstly in Wuhan, China, and spreading all over the world very quickly. While the Covid-19 outbreak is causing big panic in the world, Scottish-born doctor Norman Swan and American doctor David Rhomas made important warnings about the virus.
THE RISK OF VIRUS SPREAD AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL IN GYMS
Scottish-born doctor Norman Swan announced that gyms are at the head of the places where coronavirus has the highest risk of spreading, because of the high occurrence of droplets and dampness.
If you think about the crowded halls, the distance between machines, ventilation systems, group classes, you can imagine the risk is how big for gyms.
CLEANING OF FITNESS EQUIPMENT
The doctor stated also “this does not mean people will never go again to the gyms. But everyone who goes to the gym should clean very well before and after using the gym equipment.” Also this is the responsibility of the gyms to clean periodically. The doctor informed us that the steam rooms are not hot enough to kill the virus. That’s why all of you should think twice about using steam rooms.
When doing sports, you should wear a mask especially if you are in a crowded place. But choosing the correct mask is another important issue. Many people experienced big problems because of the wrong mask choice. Moreover, some people died related to wearing N95 masks that cause breathing problems while running. Experts are recommending wearing a surgical mask for those who are doing sports in public. If you want to have more information about doing sports with a mask, you can read the below article.
For more details about Covid-19 outbreak, you can visit WHO website.