Fighting Coronavirus: How To Disinfect Your House? Here’s A Quick GuideExperts explain why sanitising your home is important in the fight against #Coronavirus

New Delhi: “At this given point, cleaning the house on a daily basis is simply not enough to prevent transmission of coronavirus. At this stage, to prevent the infection, sanitization along with few precautions for maintaining basic hygiene is very important,” says Dr. Deepak Verma, Internal Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, Ghaziabad as he explains about how to disinfect one’s house and make it safe from coronavirus.

The first thing we all need to understand is that cleaning and disinfecting are two very different things. As per Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, one should do a little bit of both at this crucial time of the pandemic. Cleaning is all about removing contaminants from a surface, which we all do daily in our houses. Whereas, disinfecting means killing pathogens or viruses on the surfaces. Even during the lockdown, we come in touch with the outside world in some or the other way – when you going out to get groceries or essentials or when someone delivers those to your house. Remember the person delivering is coming from outside. And that’s where disinfecting and cleaning your house plays an important role.

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This strain of the Coronavirus is known to survive on certain surfaces for days. Hence the role of disinfectants become important to keep the virus away.

Dr Deepak lists out the following key steps:

1. If you go out to buy anything, first and foremost, you should wipe or clean every item with sanitizer or soapy water. The main aim here is to clean anything coming from outside

2. Remove your shoes before entering the house, in fact, one should keep a separate pair of footwear for outside and for inside

3. Not just floors, clean high-touch surfaces (areas which are touched more in comparison to other areas) in the kitchen or washroom surfaces such as racks, basins, sinks at least twice a day. Use a diluted bleach product or those with an alcohol content of more than 70 per cent.

4. Most importantly, clean doorknobs, latches on doors and windows, switches, mobile phones and tabs twice a day with detergent-mixed water.

5. For cleaning surfaces, use a detergent or soap water and add a drop of any disinfectant

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Dr. Meenakshi Jain, Associate Director, Internal Medicine, Max hospital Patparganj explaining the importance of cleaning and disinfecting one’s house said,

Daily routine dusting is not enough, we all should properly sanitise our house at this point of time. Most important are the doorknobs, locks, handles and things we touch daily like mobile, remotes, tabletops, tv panels and other surfaces. Just keep disinfecting wipes, which have alcohol content up to 70 per cent, handy with you. For cleaning, bleach or sodium hypochlorite can also be used.

Given that the country cannot be under lockdown forever and increasingly there is a belief that we may have to live with the Sars-Cov2 for a long time, experts recommend that taking necessary precautions like social distancing, maintaining personal hygiene, using masks and disinfecting our immediate surroundings is perhaps the only way to stay safe from the infection.

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World

17,59,54,708Cases
5,81,66,715Active
11,39,84,189Recovered
38,03,804Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 193 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,59,54,708 and 38,03,804 have died; 5,81,66,715 are active cases and 11,39,84,189 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 3:36 am.

India

2,95,10,410 70,421Cases
9,73,15853,001Active
2,81,62,947 1,19,501Recovered
3,74,305 3,921Deaths
In India, there are 2,95,10,410 confirmed cases including 3,74,305 deaths. The number of active cases is 9,73,158 and 2,81,62,947 have recovered as on June 14, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

59,08,992 10,442

1,58,617 167

56,39,271 7,504

1,11,104 2,771

Karnataka

27,65,134 7,810

1,80,856 10,961

25,51,365 18,646

32,913 125

Kerala

27,28,239 11,584

1,23,433 6,478

25,93,625 17,856

11,181 206

Tamil Nadu

23,53,721 14,016

1,49,927 12,146

21,74,247 25,895

29,547 267

Andhra Pradesh

18,09,844 6,770

85,637 5,780

17,12,267 12,492

11,940 58

Uttar Pradesh

17,02,624 452

8,986 820

16,71,852 1,221

21,786 51

West Bengal

14,61,257 3,984

17,651 1,403

14,26,710 2,497

16,896 84

Delhi

14,31,139 255

3,466 144

14,02,850 376

24,823 23

Chhattisgarh

9,86,963 459

13,677 1,405

9,59,969 1,858

13,317 6

Rajasthan

9,49,684 308

7,441 959

9,33,421 1,260

8,822 7

Odisha

8,51,782 4,469

51,681 3,309

7,96,799 7,733

3,302 45

Gujarat

8,20,321 455

10,249 614

8,00,075 1,063

9,997 6

Madhya Pradesh

7,88,183 274

4,251 524

7,75,380 780

8,552 18

Haryana

7,65,861 339

4,661 525

7,52,208 821

8,992 43

Bihar

7,17,215 487

5,312 389

7,02,411 868

9,492 8

Telangana

6,03,369 1,280

21,137 996

5,78,748 2,261

3,484 15

Punjab

5,87,903 956

12,981 1,083

5,59,360 1,980

15,562 59

Assam

4,59,497 2,167

41,373 3,272

4,14,173 5,403

3,951 36

Jharkhand

3,43,458 154

3,395 571

3,34,979 723

5,084 2

Uttarakhand

3,36,879 263

4,633 388

3,25,311 644

6,935 7

Jammu And Kashmir

3,07,412 774

15,081 1,203

2,88,145 1,965

4,186 12

Himachal Pradesh

1,98,550 237

4,777 625

1,90,382 855

3,391 7

Goa

1,62,468 420

4,882 175

1,54,658 581

2,928 14

Puducherry

1,12,528 402

5,331 414

1,05,513 809

1,684 7

Chandigarh

61,110 54

520 20

59,798 71

792 3

Manipur

59,852 530

8,499 211

50,379 726

974 15

Tripura

59,321 235

5,170 382

53,531 610

620 7

Meghalaya

41,906 305

4,623 248

36,550 547

733 6

Arunachal Pradesh

31,282 134

2,885 302

28,252 434

145 2

Nagaland

23,644 82

3,502 131

19,689 208

453 5

Ladakh

19,561 17

658 88

18,706 105

197

Sikkim

18,414 157

3,553 230

14,580 387

281

Mizoram

15,364 97

3,549 111

11,748 203

67 5

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,463 1

78 17

10,381 18

4

Lakshadweep

9,209 34

576 39

8,589 72

44 1

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,261 18

110 11

7,025 29

126

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