Following the outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which continues to spread, it is important to deeply consider our physical health during such challenging times.
It is normal to feel worried, stressed and anxious when we are faced with uncertain situations, but we have to acknowledge and learn how to take care of our physical health by relying on the surrounding environment, which should be clean and free of viruses.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated some protective measures against the new coronavirus as follow:
-Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub if your hands are not visibly dirty as washing hands with soap and water eliminates the virus if it is on the hands.
-When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water to prevent the spread of germs and viruses. If you sneeze or cough into your hands, you can pass the virus to other people that you have contact with.
-Eating fruits and vegetables that contain Vitamin C so that your immune system could be enhanced for better and be able to confront viruses.
-Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth as hands touch many surfaces, which can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, the virus from the surface may infect you.
Accordingly, you need to keep surrounding surfaces clean and free of viruses.
Make sure to keep all surrounding surfaces clean, even those that don’t usually cross minds like: keyboards, phone receivers, doorknobs, light switches, and remote controls.
It is recommended by the public health advisors to clean surfaces with bleach-based disinfectants to kill and prevents Influenza A2 and Human Coronavirus.
Clorox Liquid Bleach and Clorox Multi-Purpose Trigger kill 99.9% of viruses because it contains sodium hypochlorite according to recommendations of World Health Organization “WHO”, Food and Drug Administration “FDA” and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 1, 2020
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses found in both animals and humans. Some are transmitted to
people and are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). The new or
“novel” coronavirus, now called 2019-nCoV, had not previously detected before the outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019.
Based on the WHO’s recommendations, simple disinfectants can kill the virus making it no longer possible to infect people. It is still unknown how long the 2019-nCoV virus survives on surfaces, although preliminary information suggests the virus may survive 72 hours or more.
Clorox classic product, commercially known as Clorox Liquid Bleach, is suitable for use on white clothes,
bathroom, toilet, kitchen, flooring, and plastic kids’ toys and it is used on hard, non-porous surfaces too.
Clorox spray, commercially known as Clorox Multi-Purpose Trigger, gives you flexibility to use in kitchens and bathrooms and clean floors and ceramics.