“Don’t Kiss While Having Sex” – Chief Medical Officer Urged Citizens

Amidst the increasing number of positive COVID 19 cases, Canada’s chief medical officer advised people to skip kissing while involving in sexual intercourse. She added going solo remains the lowest risk sexual option in a pandemic.

Dr. Theresa Tam, The Chief public health officer of Canada, made an important statement on Wednesday to prevent the spread of the COVID 19 virus which killed 8 lakh and 63 thousand people across the world. She said that there is a little chance of catching COVID 19 from xsemen or vaginal fluid, but sexual activity with new partners does increase the risk of contracting the virus, particularly if there is close contact like kissing. “When deciding to have sex with a new partner(s) during #COVID19, regardless of their sex or gender, remember to consider personal and public health risks. Key to this is establishing a trusting relationship with your sexual partner. “ read one of her tweet.

Canada Chief medical officer Theresa Tam

“Like other activities during COVID 19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimize the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus”, she said.

Skip kissing, avoid face-to-face closeness, wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose, monitor yourself and your partner for symptoms ahead of any sexial activity, Tam said.

Check out the series of tweets he posted below :

Sexual health is important of overall health, she said, and by taking precautions, “Canadians can find ways to enjoy physical intimacy while safeguarding the progress we have all made containing COVID 19”.

Canada has reported 129, 425 cases of COVID 19 and 9,132 deaths as of September 1. New daily cases are far below peak volumes, but there has been a recent uptick, driven by more infections in certain western canadian provinces. As far as India is concerned, 3.85 million of total cases have been registered with 67, 376 death counts.

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