In order to fight against COVID-19 it is extremely important to stay aware and take proper precautions. Find below some of the hand-picked dos and don'ts advice from specialists all across the globe, to keep your home and neighborhood safe during this pandemic alert.

10 DOs That We All Must Follow

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  1. Remain indoors and maintain personal hygiene.
  2. Stock up on groceries and everyday necessities to avoid running errands unnecessarily.
  3. Wash all kitchen utensils well with soap and water before and after use. According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 may persist on surfaces anywhere between a few hours to several days.
  4. Wash food items thoroughly before storage and before use.
  5. Keep your home well ventilated. Keep windows and doors open.
  6. Request every visitor and guest to wash their face, hands, and feet immediately upon entering the home.
  7. Put extra care everyday in disinfecting and cleaning the rooms of your children and your elderly loved ones.
  8. Clean remote controls, phones and keyboards at least once a day.
  9. Consider cancelling the daily newspaper. Better to watch or listen news on television or broadcastor.
  10. Keep any courier received in a separate tray, untouched for at least 24 hours.


5 DON'Ts

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  1. Do not go to public gatherings and get-togethers (Ex: Children's play areas, parties, celebrations, educative classes, workshops, summer camps, music / dance / prayer groups, etc.).
  2. Do not spit in public places. Avoid chewing on pan and supari to stop the need to spit.
  3. Do not litter any kind of waste anywhere. Use trash cans and waste paper baskets wisely and appropriately.
  4. Do not order anything through courier or home delivery or avoid as much as possible.
  5. Do not go on routine walks, especially senior citizens, as their immunity could get easily compromised.


For more information regarding Corona virus and related symptoms, please contact an Internal Medicine Specialist.

About the Author

Sangeetha Lawrence

Sangeetha is working as a Content Editor at Ebix. She has extensive experience in creating training content for academic purposes along with writing content for health blogs.


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