The emergence of the coronavirus caused the world to change its ways in a matter of weeks. Scientists have discovered that COVID-19 is transmitted “by direct contact with the small respiratory droplets of infected people (by coughing or sneezing) and by touching surfaces that have been contaminated with the virus. Also, that it can survive on surfaces, but more importantly, it can be removed with a simple disinfectant.
Protection measures aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 have been established in our day-to-day lives, although many people are still not clear about what things they should do and which ones they cannot do.
Cleaning tables, bathrooms, door handles, light switches, or television remote controls is vital, as they are items that are touched dozens of times daily by all members of the family. The same goes for faucets, children’s toys, computers and tablets, glasses, bottles, etc. To do this you have to prepare a solution with water and alcohol or bleach (vinegar is not recommended) and clean the surfaces and objects that are used often. Don’t remove the cleaning solutions as soon as they have been applied. Many disinfectant products, such as wipes and sprays, have to remain wet on the surfaces for several minutes to be effective. If your house is too big, cleaning alone can be a pain. You can count on the end of tenancy cleaning.
Cleaning the food
Finally, it is also important to keep the food that we are going to eat daily in perfect condition. Although many of them come packaged from the supermarket. Fresh products are the ones we should pay the most attention to. Since they have been exposed to different buyers and we do not know who has been able to contaminate them at some point. The recommendation is to remove all the containers and throw them in the recycling container indicated for each one. Afterward, place the fresh products such as fruits and vegetables on a plate. And wash them thoroughly with water (it does not matter if it is cold or hot); We can leave them drying in the open air or do it with cellulose paper that we will throw away next. They should not be dried with a traditional kitchen towel, as they are great sources of bacteria.
As for the supermarket containers that are canned products. We will clean them with a disinfectant before opening them to consume their content or storing them in the pantry. Always, after each of these processes, we should wash our hands with plenty of soap and water. Or if we cannot do it, with an alcohol-based disinfectant.
Finally, there are some very useful cleaning and food hygiene tips for these days:
- Wash our hands before cooking.
- Use separate tables for meat and fish.
- Cook food at a high temperature.
- Freeze the fish to avoid possible parasites and keep those that need it refrigerated.
With all these cleaning tips against the coronavirus, preventing the spread of Covid-19 will be in our hands. If, in addition, we teach children from an early age the importance of washing their hands with soap. And water for at least 20 seconds before eating, we will have taken another step to keep our home safe from the virus.