Do not just focus on mask-wearing, read Big C's practical guide to ward off COVID-19
MAR 2020
Do not just focus on mask-wearing, read Big C's practical guide to ward off COVID-19
As the coronavirus basically shut down all forms of “normal” lifestyle. Should you stockpile food, stop going to work and cancel your social arrangements?

How is Covid-19 transmitted?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 is transmitted directly through droplets containing the virus from coughing, sneezing, blowing your nose; and indirectly spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects then touching eyes, nose, mouth and get infected. Facing the complicated and difficult-to-control situation of the COVID-19 epidemic spreading, people should not panic, but should calmly equip themselves with knowledge and follow instructions provided by the local health department.


Keep at least 1-2 meters of distance from a person with respiratory symptoms. Do not stay in the same room with this person.


What is the most practical way to prevent COVID-19?

According to the list of 7 things to do to prevent Coronavirus, regular hand-washing is the first and foremost way to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Washing your hands thoroughly and regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. Especially, you need to wash your hands immediately after touching public surfaces such as doorknobs, elevator buttons to ensure that you do not accidentally bring COVID-19 virus into your body.


7 steps of handwashing to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus that causes Covid-19.


Practical tips on staying safe: Make sure your home and workplaces are clean and hygienic

It's unclear exactly how long COVID-19 can live on a surface. There is only preliminary evidence suggests that the virus can survive for several days at room temperature. This is why cleaning houses and workplaces- all frequently touched surfaces - help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Where to clean: emphasize cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched objects and surfaces 
  • Vacuum and clean the horizontal surfaces where cough droplets could land frequently such as desktops, countertops, kitchen tables, and living room's furniture.
  • Disinfect door handles, doorbells, car keys, car cards with alcohol
  • Disinfect phones, iPads, laptops, keyboards, computer mouses, remote controls with alcohol
  • Clean and disinfect faucet handles, bathroom floor
  • Periodically clean refrigerators, ovens, microwaves
  • Wash and disinfect bed sheets, disinfect washing machines with specialized powder.   
What to use: As your electronic devices are covered in everyday germs, you can use alcohol wipe directly to disinfect them. You can use household cleaning products such as bleach, floor cleaner, toilet bowl cleaners, bathroom cleaner, degreasers to disinfect and clean. No special products required!

Bottom line: In general, just take care of your personal hygiene and regularly disinfect your surrounding areas to fight back COVID-19. 

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