Since the recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19, our approach to the concept of hygiene has changed drastically. From deep cleaning homes to social distancing, the World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging good personal hygiene and adjustment of social norms to reduce the spread of diseases. “Social distancing measures can help to reduce transmission and enable health systems to cope,” advises Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO. “But the most effective way to prevent infections and save lives is breaking the chain of transmission. And to do that, you must test and isolate,” he adds.
For most people, staying safe from the coronavirus means social isolation and working from home. “Considering the present state of affairs, working from home can be a huge relief so as to avoid unnecessary stress!” says Pankaj Poddar, co-founder of Mumbai-based interior design firm, Hipcouch. But infectious germs can live in your house too. We all know that simple measures such as handwashing, using sanitizers and disinfectant sprays can help curb its spread. But is there more we could be doing to promote healthy living for your home and family?
CLEAN AND CARE FOR YOUR SURFACES
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