Is it safe to hug my grandchild during these Covid-19 times?

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  • Friday, 30 Oct 2020

It can be hard to resist seeing your grandchildren and hugging them, even though high-risk groups like senior citizens should physically distance themselves from others during this pandemic. — dpa

Nowadays, most people are aware of the guidelines when it comes to preventing the spread of Covid-19, but those rules can be quickly forgotten when grandchildren get a chance to see their favourite grandparent.

The best thing is for each person to decide individually what risks they want to take, within their own family’s circumstances, says Prof Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, a virologist from Germany.

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