We’ve all retreated to our homes and practised social distancing by this point. But have you ruled out the possibility of contracting COVID-19? Do we have to scrub and disinfect anything that comes in from outside, such as groceries, even if we wash our hands vigorously as we come in from outside? Yes, that is right! Continue reading to learn why disinfecting is so important and how to do it properly.
How can coronavirus invade your home through the products you Purchase?
Foods, groceries, and everything else you buy online are delivered to your home in cardboard boxes. Similarly, you store your groceries in paper or plastic bags while you go food shopping.
Many people contact the tomatoes, vegetables, and other products that you eventually purchase at the store. If one of them is infected, the viruses may be present on the surface of the foods, or signs of the virus may be seen on the packaging. When you go shopping, you may come into contact with something that was previously treated by an infected individual.
Preventing COVID-19 From Invading Your Home
- When food or groceries are shipped to your house, cut open the cardboard or plastic wrapping and allow anyone with clean hands to pull the items out and carry them inside. Place the box in a waste bin outside and dispose of it. Hands should be properly washed with soap and water.
- Bring a jute or nylon shopping bag with you to the market or the grocery store. When you get home, wash your bag.
- Viruses will live on the fruits and vegetables for a long time. As a result, they must be disinfected. Soak them in potassium permanganate water for 5 minutes before rinsing. Scrub them for 20 seconds under running water if you like.
- Clean the counter or tabletop where the transactions were placed.
- Wash the food in a tin or plastic jar of soap and water if it is present.
- When you get home, clean your phone cover with cotton wool and an alcohol-based solution.
- Avoid paying for cash when it is often exchanged. The virus could be found on a banknote. Whenever practicable, use online purchases.
- As soon as you get home, wash your clothes with water and detergent. Also, don’t allow someone to come into touch with you until you’ve washed up.
We can’t afford to take any chances at this stage. We must be zealous in our efforts to keep ourselves and everything around us clean. This metric is almost as significant as social distancing. Stay at home, be clean, and keep your personal hygiene in check.