Coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside down. It has completely changed our lifestyle. We are supposed to be extremely cautious about the way we handle things these days to keep ourselves protected from the COVID-19 infection. The government has issued certain guidelines that can assist us in keeping the virus at bay. All you need to do is to know the right way to sanitize the most commonly used commodities. Also Read - Neem Can Help You in Fight Against Coronavirus, Here is How

You must be having an array of unanswered questions in your mind regarding how to disinfect essential items that you buy, use, or/and exchange on a daily basis. Here, we will make every fact and ways crystal clear to avoid any confusion. Also Read - Indian Hockey Teams Won't Be Shifted Out of SAI Centre After Cook Tests Positive For Coronavirus



How to Sanitize Fruits And Vegetables?

Using a sanitizer to disinfect fruits and vegetables is not the right way. It should be used only to clean surfaces including metals and steel. According to researchers, COVID-19 virus can remain alive on fruits and vegetables for a few hours. So, the best way to prevent infection from these commodities is to keep them under the Sun for at least 4 hours and then clean with warm water and baking soda. Additionally, you can add potassium permanganate in the water to clean them. Also Read - Shocking! Delhi Man Cooks up Coronavirus Plot, Poisons Wife's Lover, Entire Family

How to Disinfect Things Like Cheese, Butter, And Milk

Before knowing what you should do, you must be aware of what not to do. Though we know keeping certain items outside for long during summer can spoil them completely, never ever keep the dairy products directly into your refrigerator. Firstly, wash the packets with soapy water and then immediately get rid of the outer covering. Now, you can put them in the fridge. It is advisable to boil milk and let it cool down before putting it in the refrigerator.



How to Handle Ordered Cooked Food?

As we are not sure how the outside food is managed and how many people are engaged in its preparation and packaging, your risk of getting infected with COVID-19 is high if you frequently order cooked food. To minimise this risk, you can be careful while receiving and opening the order. Firstly, wash the packaging with soapy water and then get rid of it. Also, wash your hands properly before eating the food.

How to Clean Currency, Medicine Stripes, And Footwear

Sanitizer may not work on currency. You can keep them outside or avoid contact for around 4-5 hours to keep yourself safe. In case of medicine stripes, you can do the same thing. Please do not expose them to direct sunlight as doing that may affect their efficacy. On the other hand, newly bought shoes and clothes should be kept outside the house or in the balcony for around 48 hours. To disinfect clothes and footwear that you wore to step outside, wash them immediately with detergent after coming back home.