News Dubai Police says mobile phones are carrier of deadly...

Dubai Police says mobile phones are carrier of deadly Covid-19

-

A top official from Dubai Police confirmed that mobile phones can be a source of the deadly coronavirus without one’s knowledge.

In a Gulf News report, Maj. Dr. Rashid Al Ghafri, Director of Training and Development at the General Department of Forensic Sciences and Criminology at Dubai Police, said that they that conducted a research along with a group of scientist at a number of Australian universities that proved phones represent a pathway for microbial transmission including Covid-19.

“We analyzed different mobile phones and found hundreds of microbes on their surfaces. Mobile phones carry infectious pathogens such as bacteria and viruses like Covid-19. Phones are likely to be ‘Trojan Horse’ that contribute to community transmission in pandemics,” he said in the report.

The research instigates that the result poses a serious health concern among people, from workplaces, public transports, cruise ships and in airplanes, among others.

“Mobile phones generate heat while using and it stumulates the microbes to stay for longer and reproduce. phones are likely to assist the spread of viruses including coronavirus,” Al Ghafri added.

The official urged the public that aside from regularly washing their hands, they should also disinfect their phones to prevent the spread of the virus.

He recommends everyone to use 70 percent isopropyl alcohol spray or other disinfectant methods to clean their mobile phones.

Ryan Namia
Ryan Namia spends most of his days reading over drafts of new written content and determining which ones make the final cut for online and print publication. He received his Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2015 and has been writing since 2016. Got a story to tell? Email him at eic@theglobalfilipinomagazine.com. Or follow his IG @rtnamia.

Latest news

Darryl Yap’s ‘Martyr or Murderer’ to hit theatres worldwide on March 1, 2023

The prequel to the controversial film 'Maid in Malacanang' by filmmaker Darryl Yap, 'Martyr of Murderer,' will...

Pinas Travel opens in Reef Mall in Dubai, vows to provide a best-in-class travel experience

Rising travel agency Pinas Travel marked a milestone today, February 5, 2023, by opening its pilot branch...

Jewelers in Dubai share why gold is a good investment right now

Is it the right time to invest in gold? Dubai-based couple and business partners Rami Hajjar and...

Ali Mubarak Al-Azizi from Al-Ain grabs last Golden Square ticket to 23rd Fazza Championship for Youlah

The cast is now complete and the quest for the Fazza Gold Cup has entered its pivotal...
- Advertisement -

Venue for KathNiel, Joshua, and Zanjoe’s G! Kapamilya show in Abu Dhabi revealed

After the successful return to holding events overseas last year following the long pandemic, ABS-CBN Global levels...

Apartment in Dubai sold for record-breaking AED410 million or over P5.9 billion

An apartment in Dubai has been sold for an impressive AED410 million or over P5.9 billion.

Must read

Filipina domestic worker commits suicide in Lebanon at a shelter run by embassy

A Filipina domestic worker has reportedly committed...

Manila Bay opens to the public; all praise for Duterte admin

The new white beach in Manila Bay...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you