COVID-19 – Are You Safe At Your Own House?

COVID-19 - Are You Safe At Your Own House?

As per the study of U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the virus of COVID -19 can stay long on the surface. If your surface have come in contact with this virus then surely you are not safe at all.

People who have come in contact with the corona virus patient might carry the virus in anywhere of their body which can drop in to your any surface.

Respiratory droplets from the virus that causes COVID-19 can spread to a person to person. It might get closer between 6 feet or more once who have come in contact with someone with the virus coughs, sneezes or talks, which can put you at risk.

Household surfaces

In a study by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the study says that the virus can cause from the surface and stay long for up to 4 hours on copper, 24 hours on cardboard, 3 days on steel and plastic. This means, we surely are at risk even when we are at home. Therefore, we have to clean and disinfect each and every stuffs available in our house like tables, doorknobs, lights, switches or sinks etc. and everything.

Dogs and cats

Many home have pets like dogs and cats. As per the report, even they might get close to the virus when gets in contact with the infected person. Often, they don’t show any signs of sickness.

Firstly, it was followed that the animals are considered to get in contact with this COID-19 virus but later slowly it proved wrong. So treat them like we are keeping the distance between 6 feet. Keep them safe at home itself and don’t let them go around.

Swimming pools and hot tubs

There’s no such legal evidence behind that the Swimming pools and hot tubs might spread through the person from virus.

Stool, urine and other body fluids

Respiratory droplets by coughing or sneezing are the common reason of spreading this virus but it also have been detected that the stool can also be the reason for this. That means one who have using the toilet or washroom might get affected by this virus.  

Experts are on-going the process of investigation regarding the risk of transmission from stool.Also, it is unknown that the other body like urine, vomit, breast milk or semen, could spread this virus.

Until now, we can just follow the local public health guidelines by staying at home and wearing face mask and washing hands frequently.