Just going out for grocery shopping is not the same as before anymore, due to the situations out there. People are becoming more cautious of everything they touch since the transmission of the virus is very unpredictable. Therefore, here are some of the tips for you to disinfect yourself, your stuff and your home to be able to stay away from the virus as much as possible.

First things first- wash your hands! This is said to be the most effective way to reduce the risk of transmission. Wash your hands very often- after every 20 minutes maybe. Clean every corner of your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. If there is no easy access to soap and water nearby when you are out, use hand sanitizer. Always keep a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your bag wherever you go and sanitise your hands after sneezing and coughing or touching door handles, etc. 

If you cannot find any more hand sanitizers in pharmacies, try making your own sanitizer at home- low cost and easy. You can watch how to make one here.

Stay home as much as possible. If it is required to go out to run errands or something else, 

  • Wear face masks ( and gloves if possible).
  • Sneeze or cough into your elbow of tissue paper if you are not wearing facemask and sanitise your hands afterwards. 
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from other people. 

You can also try making your own DIY face masks at home if the masks run out of stock. Here, watch how to make your own cloth face mask at home. 

And disinfect high-touch surfaces at your home! No matter how many times you clean your hands or disinfect yourself, there is no use if you do not disinfect your house. It has been stated that coronavirus can live on several surfaces for a number of days so it is important to clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces such as door and sofa handles, table countertops, remote controls, light switches, etc. 

Another important thing is to clean your mobile phone. There is no doubt that you carry your mobile phone wherever you go so it is important to disinfect your mobile phone even if you do not go out. You can use disinfectant wipes or disinfectant sprays and sanitize your mobile phone at least once a day.

So, these are some of the important tips to bear in mind for disinfection of yourself and your home in order to stay away from the virus. Stay safe!

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