Germs in respiratory droplets from your nose and mouth can land on surfaces that others commonly touch.
Germs from your unwashed hands can get into foods and drinks while you prepare or consume them. Germs can be transferred to other objects, like handrails, table tops or toys, remain viable up to several days, and then transferred to others’ hands.
Novel coronavirus can survive:14
Flu virus can survive:1
Does the person next to you wash their hands?