Coronavirus cases are on the rise, but it is a steady increase. We have learned a lot since the beginning of March 2020, especially about hygiene. Experts confirm that the number of cases is partly dependent on the sanitation regime, including the maintenance of personal hygiene by washing and disinfecting hands. This means that if we did not follow any rules, cases in the world would be much more common.
It is worth following the recommendations of the WHO, which has prepared protective procedures against the new coronavirus.
- Wash and disinfect hands.
Hands should be washed not only when they are visibly dirty. Dangerous viruses and bacteria accumulate on them and can easily enter our body. Therefore we should wash them thoroughly with soap and water always after returning home from work or a walk, after contact with public objects, products in the store and of course after using the toilet. We can use sanitizers with 0% alcohol, a reduced percentage of alcohol or 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Our Logic Sept Plus sanitizer is based on 0% alcohol and our Logic Sept sanitizer is based on 30% alcohol. Such products kill 99.99% of bacteria, fungi and viruses, including coronaviruses. Sanitizers with 70% alcohol or more are harmful to your skin in the long term. Many public facilities and big companies have already implemented public disinfectant dispensers.
- Maintain hygiene around you.
When your are coughing and sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or handkerchief, and be sure to throw it away immediately after using it. The next step is to wash your hands with soap and water, and when you don’t have access to it, use hand sanitizers. Also when you are outside it is very important to use hand sanitizers. In many countries the government ensures thorough disinfection of public transport and other public places.
- Keep your distance in public places.
Keep at least a meter of distance between yourself and other people, especially those who are coughing, sneezing, and have a fever. Coronavirus, as well as the influenza virus, is transmitted by droplet transmission. In public transport, store queues, government offices there are usually stickers on the ground telling us how far apart people should stand.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
Our hands touch many surfaces that can be contaminated with viruses. If we touch our eyes, nose or mouth with “dirty” hands, we can transmit the virus directly into our body.
- Cashless payments
When visiting stores and pharmacies, it is recommended that you pay by card, and if you place orders, make payments electronically. Paying with cash is not advisable as the surface of banknotes and coins can carry bacteria and viruses, including coronavirus
It is most likely that these precautions will remain with us after the pandemic. Perhaps other hygiene requirements/facilitation will be introduced as well. For example sanitary safety certificates could be introduced, any company that meets certain requirements would receive such a certificate. Thus, it would be recognized as a safe company. It will also protect against normal flu viruses. Disinfecting stations should remain in shopping/business centres. In addition, in the future some countries/airlines may require proof of vaccination for COVID-19.
Many industries will also remain with increased hygiene requirements, such as the hotel and food service industries.
The new hygiene standards will be good for all of us. If they become a permanent element in our lives, maybe there will be fewer flu cases, or we will avoid another pandemic.