Every lift button, shopping trolley, and cafe cup could give Brits coronavirus, infected Health Minister Nadine Dorries warns.
Speaking days after it was confirmed she has caught the deadly disease, she told the nation that they should regard everything you touch outside the home as being contaminated.
It was revealed she had also transferred the virus to her elderly mum too.
Dorries, 62, wrote in the Sunday Times today – The elderly are the most at risk and the most vulnerable.
Regard everything you touch outside the home as being contaminated: every lift button, shopping-trolley handle, wait-button on a zebra crossing and every cup in a cafe.
Wash your hands for more than 20 seconds.
Carry hand sanitizer and use it over and over. Resist the urge to hug or shake hands with anyone.
Her words go a step further than Government advice, which is to wash hands more regularly and stay at home if you have a cough or fever.
The elderly have been advised not to go on cruises too, and schools will be banned from going on trips abroad.
Ministers haven’t said to shake hands or hug people as part of their guidance.
Nadine Dorries, who fell ill over a week ago, has had a cough, fever and sweats, and said her whole body ached with the illness.
She had not been abroad to an affected country – and did not have contact with someone who had been confirmed to have had it.
She added, The majority of people will be infected with Covid-19, but they will recover without experiencing significant discomfort.