SOURCES OF CORONA INFECTION – AT HOME & ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
The “Unlock Phase 1.0” in vogue , all are required to be extra vigilant of the Virus as the opening up now makes us more prone to the virus. While we may be continuing to wear masks, follow social distancing, use hand sanitizers, we may still be at RISK in spite of all that we do, to contract the virus while commuting to work in public vehicles or at office or on the road while shopping for groceries, etc. thereby bring back the uninvited guest – CORONA to our houses.
We all now need to do a little extra sanitizing and disinfecting than what we have been doing till now. Potential points of catching the virus while in public transport apart from clothes are our personal things that we carry with us to work like – Wallets/ Bags, spectacles, footwear, cellphones, watches, jewellery, earphones, laptop/ tiffin bags, water bottles and even currency and coins etc.
In the house, starting from the outer most point, the door bell, door knobs, light switches, TV/ AC remotes, keys, bed linen , towels, rugs, carpets, etc are sources of infection, that may generally go unnoticed.
The precautions we must take once we reach home are:
- Remove footwear outside and disinfect the soles before putting them away at home.
- Head straight to the washroom and wash hands with soap and water.
- Put worn clothes in the wash with a little antiseptic liquid.
- Rinse the clothes including the bed linen with antiseptic liquid.
- Air room frequently.
Whenever we step out of the house mask & hand sanitizer should be our companions. Wash hands before and after touching the mask. Sanitize hands after touching any public space.
After every use, reusable masks must be disinfected/ washed and dried for at least 3 days before being used again.
Wash spectacles with soap and water. Use a reusable, washable bag.
Use digital medium wherever possible for making the payments or keep the money received separately so that the virus does not enter the wallet/ bags. Coins should be washed with antiseptic liquid and currency notes may be ironed to remove virus from them.
These are some of the precautions that we must follow to avoid Corona virus. Caution is the need of the hour; we all need to be extra careful while we fight the invisible enemy. Be Cautious and keep reading and STAY SAFE.