The ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India is hitting us hard with over 3 lakh fresh cases reported every day. The entire nation is again close to a lockdown state where we all fear going out until it is necessary.
While people are doing their best to stay safe while they are out, it is important to not just be cautious while you are outside but also while you are staying inside your homes.
For students and working professionals who live in Flats or PG in Delhi, it is crucial to take some precautions to stay immune from the deadly virus.
Here we are mentioning some of the most important precautionary measures that you need to take to prevent the virus from entering your body and affecting your health badly.
Hygiene and Sanitization
One of the major habits that can save you from the risk of coronavirus is maintaining hygiene and proper sanitation. You must wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after every few minutes even when you are staying at home and not coming from outside.
A quick rinse instead of a proper hand wash won’t do the job, so choose wisely. Using a sanitizer gel with a minimum of 60% alcohol is the alternative to soap and water that you can have.
Also, clean and wash grocery packs or sanitize them as soon as you bring them home. The virus stays for long hours on the surface of an object even after lodging so cleaning them would help you avoid it.
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You must wear a mask when you are around other people. Although, you need to avoid social gatherings and going out but if there’s something necessary, don’t forget to wear your masks properly.
Your mask doesn’t necessarily have to be N95 as any other mask made of cloth would do the job. But make sure to cover your nose and mouth properly. This is another major thing you need to keep following to stay safe.
Clean Frequently Touched Areas
The virus is often found on surfaces and frequently touched areas as it is transported through people. So, it may be there on your furniture, chair, kitchen slab, and other home interiors.
To avoid its spread, you need to clean frequently touched areas properly. For this, you can either ask the housekeeping staff to clean it in your Rental Room or PG in Delhi or you can do it yourself. Use a little wet and antibacterial cloth for cleaning and dispose of it regularly.
Do not reuse the cloth for safety purposes. You can also buy disinfectants from the market to clean the surfaces with them and ensure your safety in your PG or flat. Some of the common and frequently touched objects/ areas include:
- Your table and chair
- Bedside table
- Door knobs in the house
- Mobile phones and earphones
- Kitchen surfaces and water bottles
- Wardrobes and Lockers, etc.
Social Distancing- The New Norm
Social distancing is something you can’t neglect if you want to stay safe. So, maintain a distance of 1 meter with any person who is around you, even if it’s your roommate while you are living in your Flat or PG in Delhi.
If you don’t follow social distancing norms and you are near to an infected person, you have a risk of breathing contaminated airborne respiratory droplets from the other person. These are transmitted usually when a person sneezes or coughs.
Build Your Immunity & Stay Healthy
To stay safe from the virus, you need to build a strong immunity for yourself. For this, you can include green leafy vegetables and pulses in your diet. Also, Indian spices can help you boost the immunity levels in your body among other foods.
You can take a hot cup of turmeric milk every day as it is an age-old formula which has been tested and tried to help improve the immune system of your body.
Also, don’t forget to take Vitamin C and D every day. You can include fruits in your diet that are rich in these vitamins.
Encourage Good Habits
Make sure you follow good self-hygiene for your and other people’s safety. Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing or coughing with a tissue and dispose it off immediately. Or, bend your elbow to prevent the spread of the infection.
The above tips will help you stay safe while you are living away from your homes in a rental room or PG in Delhi. Make sure you adopt these in your daily lifestyle and stay protected from the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Keep your safety, your priority!