Covid-19 has killed over 20,000 individuals in the AUS and over a million people worldwide. Nonetheless, people are returning to indoor eateries and museums (at reduced capacity).
Regardless of how frequently you plan to use the new stores, bars, restaurants, and parks, you should keep a social distance, wear a mask while around people, and clean regularly.
The WHO centers for disease control and prevention advise us to clean and sterilise touching surfaces when you enter your homes. Here’s the lowdown on how long the virus may survive on surfaces, which disinfectants can destroy it, and how to remain clean what are the frequently touched surfaces.
Hand wash and moisturize
Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing, touching your face, going to the bathroom, or changing places with alcohol based hand disinfectant product. For example, wash your hands while leaving and returning from the grocery shop.
Hand sanitizer is a miracle cleaner. (Make your own here.) But it doesn’t replace handwashing. Soap and water won’t eliminate all infections, but they will wash away. The WHO provides specific recommendations for the 30-second hand wash.
Even if you’re not sick, stay home. Crowds and restaurants offer extra hazards to you and others around you. It’s easier for the new coronavirus to get on your hands, clothes, or person when you’re out in public. This virus threatens millions of people. Your actions endanger their lives.
Buy a cloth face mask
The WHO advises everyone to use a cotton mask in public. If you have the sickness, a cotton mask may help protect others. It is possible that you or they have the condition and are unaware of it.
To our knowledge, the new coronavirus is spread by direct touch or respiratory droplets. Talking to someone can send them droplets using masks and wear gloves.
Do not mask children under 2 years old but assist them in socially isolating and washing their hands. Children appear to be more susceptible to another coronavirus-related illness. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).
Prior to applying any sealant, clean the surfaces thoroughly. Using a hand towel and soapy water with bleach solutions can do the trick.
Then disinfect the surface. Disinfecting wipes or disinfectant spray are the quickest and easiest methods.
Including them in your regular routine can help reduce the risk of infection for you and your family. If you can’t get disinfectants, use the soap or cleaning agents you have thoroughly.
It’s hard to know which disinfectants can kill the new coronavirus, but here is a handful to look out for. If your local grocery shop is out of stock, you may get them online from Amazon or Walmart. Viruses should be listed on the label of most disinfectants, rather than any specific active component.
Disinfect surfaces that filthy clothes touch, such as the hamper and your hands, especially if someone is sick in the house. Wash the hamper as you would any other surface, and wash your hands carefully after handling sick people’s filthy clothing. The WHO advises using a hamper liner.
Should you wash snacks and food?
Not without cause. There is no proof that food or food packaging may spread the new coronavirus, thus there is no need to clean them more than normal. Remember to wash your hands afterward.
Should you disinfect mail?
No, you need not. The WHO said there is no proof that Covid-19 is being distributed by mail. However, it may persist on cardboard for up to 24 hours, so if you live in an apartment complex or are particularly susceptible to Covid-19, sanitising packages with a disinfectant wipe is a good idea.
Disinfect your phone using a disinfectant wipe or 70% alcohol solution. Pay close care to the screen, the buttons, and any other areas where dust and pocket lint collect. Remove your phone or tablet’s case, clean beneath, replace it, and wipe the exterior.
How to clean a computer
Avoid disinfecting the screen. Laptop screens aren’t necessarily composed of glass (plastic matte displays). Clean the display with 70% isopropyl alcohol and a gentle cloth. Wipe out the keyboard, trackpad, exterior, and the area where your wrists rest.
Most desktop PCs already require cleaning. Using a disinfectant wipe or isopropyl alcohol solution and a soft cloth is ideal. Avoid disinfecting wipes on the monitor and instead, use isopropyl alcohol. Otherwise, merely wipe clean the mouse (top, sides, and bottom), the keyboard keys, the keyboard outside, and any mousepad.
Remember the extras
Any other electronic gadget with a plastic exterior (gaming mouse, gamepads, TV remotes) may be disinfected using a cleaning wipe or isopropyl alcohol solution.
Stay safe at home
There’s a lot going on. It’s tense. Scary. It’s difficult to know what to do or what’s going on. There’s a lot more information on the novel coronavirus in our well-researched news and articles. More info here.
Winter is approaching, and it’ll be tempting to quit the relatively safe outdoor parties that kept many of us going all summer and go indoors where the risks are higher. But we’re also entering influenza season, and individuals are already more likely to become sick in the winter. Influenza + Covid-19 is a danger. Stay home, keep a social bubble, and be safe.