Wherever you go…in this beautiful world…!
We have been listening this since more than a decade and every mobile phone tells the same to every human today!
Thinking as to why we are talking this now? Yes, this needs a special mention in the wake of the ongoing #Coronavirus outbreak.
Covering mouth with N95 masks, washing hands regularly, using sanitizers and more, you would definitely be following these safety precautions against COVID-19 spread.
But mobile is always with us and we tend to keep it on a table while on discussion usually. What if your mobile carries the coronavirus spread?
Here are Few Checklist Points you Need to Assess
- You wash hands regularly and immediately holds your phone. Beware of that, you phone may carry the virus.
- As the scientists say, virus can reside up to 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel
- The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of all ‘high-touch’ surfaces such as phones, keyboards and tablet computers, regularly
- Clorox wipes that contain 70% alcohol are highly recommended to clean mobile phones. Easily avaialble in drug stores.
Technology and smart phone giant Apple cautioned all #iPhoneUsers about this in its recent statement.
“Using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe or ‘Clorox Disinfecting Wipes’, you may gently wipe the exterior surfaces of your iPhone. Don’t use bleach. Avoid getting moisture in any openings, and don’t submerge your iPhone in any cleaning agents,” Apple said in a statement.
AT&T recommends wringing out of wipes before using them on phone.
Meanwhile, smart phone giant takes this as an opportunity to serve its customers. It has announced free phone-sanitizing services using UV light across US Samsung stores and service centers. It plans to extend to other countries over the coming weeks.
However, Dr. Donald Schaffner, professor at Rutgers University’s Department of Food Science, says chances of catching COVID-19 through a phone could be minimal compared to being closer to a COVID-positive person.
“If you’ve got a hundred [bacteria] on your finger and you stuck your finger in a moist area like your nose, well now you’ve got a dry surface transferring to a wet surface. And you’re probably going to be pretty efficient at transferring those hundred organisms you’ve got on your finger into your nose,” says Schaffner.
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