COVID-19: All that you need to know about its symptoms and how to maintain better hygiene.
The world is facing an unprecedented fight against a virus, something that we have not come up against ever. Most countries around the globe are stepping up their efforts to take on and eradicate the novel corona virus called COVID-19
Let’s understand more about COVID-19?
- According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), corona viruses, which is a generic term for viruses, cause illnesses from a common cold to more harsh diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
Here are a few things that you can do to ensure that you and your loved ones remain safe:
- The most important thing is to ensure that anyone who visits us, goes straight to wash their hands with disinfected soap and water. WHO has released videos on how hands should be thoroughly cleaned. You can use an a dry hand towel or a fresh bath towel or regular towels to keep your hands dry. ·
- Domestic cleanliness is the next big thing because there are reports which indicate that the virus can survive outside the body as well. You must have doorknobs, window handles, and bathroom taps cleaned with disinfectants as regularly as possible.
Let’s understand, how can we maintain bed and bath linens at home?
For bed linens, you should wash them more frequently than the usual in warm water with an antiseptic soap and a laundry detergent. Post this, dry them in hot sun.
Also, bed linens of kids bedroom get easily soiled. So, increasing the frequency of washing kids linens would be a great idea.
We sanitize our floor mats and bathroom rugs occasionally. However, the need of the hour is to wash bath mats and floor mats much more frequently with a good detergent and dry them in the hot sun completely before using it again.
Toddlers may have a tendency to keep putting their fingers in the mouth, or other things they see in and around. So, washing them frequently and drying their hands with soft hand towels would ensure better hygiene.
Also, elderly people in the house need extra care and hygiene. So, washing their bed and bath linens more frequently would help to maintain better sanitation at home.
Washing hands may not be just enough. Inculcating the habit of keeping a clean and a dry hand towel next to the wash basin would be a great idea as it is important to dry your hands post washing it. You can use sanitizer when soap and water in not available.
The entire world is in this together. A large number of people do not have access to clean water and require knowledge on how to stay safe. It becomes our duty to help impart knowledge to our domestic help, gatekeepers, and others and help our community stay safe.
One thing that would be best to do is to take a warm water shower before sleeping as well. This ensures that you are clean, and the chances of bacteria and germs on the bed linen being used are also reduced.
This is the new normal that we will be witnessing for a while. Social distancing has become imperative to fight this virus successfully. On that note, keep clean, wash your hands and stay home!