Experts say washing your hands frequently and living in hygienic conditions can protect you from coronavirus. Also, now that we are inside our houses for quarantine we need to keep our houses squeaky clean. However, it is important to draw a line between how far should the cleansing mania go!

We should take proper care of areas like bathrooms and kitchens that are the harbour areas for germs. Keep in mind the cupboard and drawer front with their knobs. In the kitchen, clean the handles and appliances well such as refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.

List of household items to clean:

• Remote controls
• Keyboards
• Smartphones
• Light switches and switch plates
• Door knobs and doors
• Staircase Railings

You can club things together according to categories and divide the duties amongst your family as we are in this together!

Cleansing with Bleach

Bleach adulterated with cold water becomes an effective disinfectant ready to be used against any bacteria, fungi or viruses even coronavirus. You may use a quarter cup of bleach per 3 litres of cold water. This concussion should be used to cleanse the area within 24 hours, as it tends to become less effective after that.


Forms of alcohol including rubbing alcohol can be effective in killing many pathogens. Homemade sanitizer can be helpful with diluting alcohol and water to kill coronavirus. Leave the solution on the surface to let it work its magic. The use of pure (100%) alcohol is not a good idea as it evaporated from the surface too quickly before it has an impact on it.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide commonly sold in concentrations of about 3%. You can use this just like that or dilute it to 0.5% concentration for effectiveness against coronavirus on surfaces. It has be left undisturbed on any surface for a minute before wiping it off.

This could get tedious and tiring, but we cannot let a virus take control of our lives. The least we can do is to forbid its transmission until we have a cure for it. Let us all do our bit and not let the human race suffer.

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