Advice for Public about clothing during COVID-19
At this time, we know more and more updates and news about Coronavirus (COVID-19), a global threat that affects many lives. COVID-19 is a contagious disease caused by the latest discovered Coronavirus. This virus is spread all over the world and many people infected with the COVID-19 virus, most people especially old aged people lost their life. Older people and those who are suffering from chronic respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illnesses. This virus spreads through saliva droplets and discharges from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. We heard many actions and precautions against COVID-19. One of the main and important precautions is Neatness and keeping social distance. Protect yourself and others from corona infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol-based rub frequently, wearing gloves and masks and don’t touch your face.
Basic Protective measures:
Wash your hands frequently
Maintain social distancing
Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
Practice respiratory hygiene
If you have fever, cough, and breathing difficulties, take medical care early
Is coronavirus live on clothing?
The coronavirus is mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets (from an infected person sneezing or coughing) rather than through fomites, objects, and other materials. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials, which includes clothing.
The disease is more likely to exist on a hard surface than a soft surface like fabric. Smoother surfaces type cloth, like patent leather, may be safer to wear. The World Health Organization says that the lifetime of the disease is between a few hours and a few days. So wash our dress materials including innerwears and undergarments daily using detergent in hot water and washing surfaces with alcohol-based products.
How to wash clothes during coronavirus?
There is news that we can kill the Corona Virus at a certain temperature. In cold areas, it is easier to spread viruses. So if possible wash your clothes on hot water. Also, do wiping down your washer and dryer with a disinfectant. If you can, self wash the dresses at your home or apartments. Because there is a chance to get viruses from others hands or from laundromats.
How to wash and use clothes during the Summer season?
Use and wear neat and cleaned innerwears and underwears daily. In this summer season, there is also a chance to cause fungal skin infections due to moisturizing clothes especially undergarments and innerwears. Wetness is the home of fungus. So wash innerwears separately and dry on proper sunlight to expel parasitic organisms, note that do not dry using the iron box. Because sunlight is the best method to kill parasitic fungi. Prefer airy materials to innerwears and don’t use polyester type materials. Use dry and cleaned innerwears and undergarments for healthy skin.
Our request is to use dry and cleaned dress not only in the COVID-19 and summer season but also in every day and wash our dress materials, undergarments daily in freshwater. Keep personal hygiene and maintain hygiene in our surroundings. Avoid unnecessary traveling and keep social distance to escape from Coronavirus.
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy
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