As the country’s major cities prepare to ease alert levels, people are expected to go out and converge more as opposed to the last few months, making everyone forget that the pandemic is very much around and won’t go away anytime soon.
The Philippines’ Covid-19 numbers have improved in the Metro Manila region and the transmission of the disease has slowed. According to OCTA Research, the latest reproduction number for the region, which refers to the number of persons an infected person can transfer the virus to, was at 0.99, down from 1.03.
While the Health Department indicated a decline in the number of Covid-19 cases as evidenced by the decreasing hospital admissions, it still urges the public to remain vigilant as a surge can still happen.
“Even though infection cases are on the downtrend, we enjoin the public to be vigilant since there is still the presence of the highly transmissible Delta variant. While regular handwashing and sanitizing are both important in preventing the spreading of the virus, it keeping the surfaces we touch disinfected is just as important,” said Monique Gonzales, senior brand manager for Clorox Southeast Asia. “However, what we sometimes don’t realize is that we can be the ones who bring this virus into our homes so it is important to always disinfect the items in our homes we come in contact with.”
However, there are steps you can take at home to ensure the safety of your family.
Clorox Philippines, one of the country’s leading cleaning and disinfecting products provider and makers of Clorox Expert Wipes shares some home safety tips to help keep you and your family safe and your home Covid-free.
Wipe down surfaces often
We touch a lot of surfaces when we go out picking up germs along the way. We bring these pathogens into our homes. Taking the time to wipe down your door handle, the groceries you bring home and any surface you touch will keep it germ-free and your family safe. Keeping a pack of Clorox Expert Wipes handy at all times will ensure that you and your family are always safe and protected.
Clean all your carry-ons
Your carry-ons such as your handbags, laptops, and mobile phones are perfect places for germs and microbes to settle onto. When arriving home, give your bags, phone, keys, jewelry and laptops a good wipe down. Preferably, use a disinfectant wipe to make sure that your personal items are safe.
Change your clothes immediately
The clothes you wear are magnets for viruses and germs. Every time you sit at a restaurant, go to the grocery or go the office, your clothes can pick up these germs and you in turn, can bring in these unwanted guests into your home. To avoid this, make sure that you put away all the clothes you wore in a clothes hamper. If you can, soak it immediately in a mixture of bleach and water to kill the germs.
Take a bath as soon as you get home
Aside from your clothes, you are also a germ magnet. Germs and other pathogens can land on your skin and hair and you can in turn, get these unwanted visitors all over your sofa, dining table, and bed. So, when arriving home from work or an errand, make sure you take a bath right away. That way, you can give your family all the affection they deserve without any worries.
“We at Clorox are one with the government in ensuring that Filipinos stay safe in the midst of this pandemic. We enjoin everyone to keep promoting a hygienic and safer by regularly cleaning and disinfecting our surroundings,” Paulo Lao, Sales and Marketing Director for Clorox Southeast Asia.
Following these simple tips can help us not only stay safe and healthy, but help us better cope with the challenges posed by the pandemic.