The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to a standstill and confined humans to their houses. The virus has taken hold of several major countries and infected more than a million people. There is no vaccine for the virus at the moment but the researchers globally are working to create a vaccine against COVID-19.
World Health Organization, medical institutes, social media influencers and political leaders are all working towards spreading awareness about the disease and the importance of social distancing to curb its spread. Remaining indoors and ensuring a sanitized and hygienic environment are the best ways to protect yourself and your families from this deadly virus. Be it 2 BHK flats in Goregaon or a farmhouse outside Mumbai, no place is immune to the virus and must have all the precautions in place.
Even though coronavirus is not airborne, it can be easily transmitted through an infected person. Basic home hygiene is an important step to keep your home virus-free. For a virus-free environment, it is essential to understand that cleaning and disinfecting are two different steps that you need to follow for a complete sanitization process.
Keep in mind the following steps to protect your house from coronavirus.
- Sanitize the house: Deep cleaning the house is a great way to get rid of the germs in your house. Disinfecting is an easy process and can be carried out with the help of antiseptic disinfectants or homemade solutions as well. A mix of lemon, baking soda and vinegar is an excellent way to clean up the germs in your kitchen. Baking soda can also be sprinkled on upholstery. Wash the linens regularly and ensure proper ventilation within the house.
- Surface cleaning: It is important to clean all the regularly touched surfaces. According to studies, coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours on cardboard and for three to four days on surfaces such as steel and plastic. Hence, surfaces such as tables, ornaments, chairs, racks, and showpieces need to be wiped and cleaned on a regular basis. If someone in the house is sick, keep their belongings in a separate room and wipe them with a different cloth.
- Maintaining personal hygiene: Along with keeping the belongings clean, you need to pay attention to personal hygiene within the house. You are sharing the space with other members and it is essential to follow certain steps to avoid any sort of contamination. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, especially before and after your meals, do not touch others or your face, nose and mouth, and keep hand gel sanitizers with yourself for regular use. It helps kill germs on your hands.
The importance of these steps and social distancing cannot be stressed enough to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The Dynamix Group has sent out notifications and warned the residents of their luxury flats in Mumbai to follow the necessary precautions and adhere to social distancing.