The COVID-19 virus has still been a concerning trend among residents, with total confirmed cases of 84 in Singapore and infected over 74,000 in China. The Coronavirus that has been spread in 5 clusters currently, the Wuhan Coronavirus remains a concern and fear among many of us.
What are some common fear and concern towards COVID-19 virus?
- Contracting the virus and diseases from surrounding colleagues, passer-by, friends or family
- The ease of spread at affected clusters and environment
- Fear of touching any objects, hand-shakes or daily items from anywhere
- Encountering public coughing or sneezing, or shows symptoms of Wuhan Virus
- Concern in being physical present in high traffic area or public spaces
Current COVID-19 precautionary measures
- Stepping up on hand hygiene, with regular hand washing with hand soap dispensers
- Optimising hygiene standards by using sanitisers such as Initial Hand Sanitisers
- Installing toilet seat cleaners, as toilet seats are home to many types of pathogens
- Putting on mask when unwell to prevent spreading potential viruses to surrounding people
- Boosting one-self’s immunity and staying hydrated during this period
- Keeping home or work environment well ventilated to have good air circulation
5 reasons why surface sanitisation is essential
Regular daily interactions taking place in a commercial office
Besides regular work activities taking places in meetings, workspaces, receptions and gatherings at pantries, in addition, physical interactions are inevitable. It is no doubt, the amount of working tools, stationery, office supplies and digital gadgets such as the following that houses numerous, germs and bacteria.
- Work stations
- Drinking cups and water bottle
- Remote controllers
- Desk Phones
Workplace sanitisation is essential to prevent the transmission of these pathogens from surfaces to our hands.
Activities among kids and childcare teachers in schools
Largely, we find toys play mats, blocks, drawing tools, cutleries, utensils, and books found in a nursery, kindergarten or schools. In addition, kids take naps or are engaged in activities with their childcare educator. Above all, these are typically conducted on the floor or on tables. These surfaces and objects may look clean. However think again, are they really hygienic and safe for use? What if kids do not sanitised their hands and starts touching their face, nose and mouth, the possible transmission of disease causing of viruses may be high.
We tend to have habit of touching our face daily
Livescience found people actually touch their face on an average of 3.6 times per hour and common objects at 3.3 times per hour! This also means, a higher possibility of transferring bacteria and germs from unsanitised surfaces to our face, thus spreading diseases at a higher rate. Above all, this introduce more risks if we do not practice diligent hygiene and sanitation practices.
Bacteria, germs, virus and fungi are naked to the eye
There is often a misperception by keeping premise spic and span, absence of dirt and grime and sparkling white floor means germs free. Do you know bacteria is as tiny as 1 to 10 micrometres, or equivalent to one micron? Unless scrutinised under microscopic, can go undetected. In fact, even certain pests such as bed bugs and ticks can go unnoticed. Hence, we should not take for granted and assume the dazzling clean floor are safe and sanitised.
Pathogens such as germs and bacteria lands on surfaces
Picture this scenario, when someone sneezes or cough without covering his/her nose and mouth, and these water droplets lands on surfaces? Above all, viruses attaches with particles and travels in a Brownian motion and lands, giving the opportunity for us to pick them up with our hands? This explains why is sanitisation so important during this virus outbreak. Surface sanitisation is essential at this stage, protecting our safety from picking up these diseases.
Bacteria actually stays on surfaces
There are multiple researchers and studies on the possibility for bacteria, germs and virus that stays on alive for hours, some for days and in fact, possibly in months. This is also exactly, why disinfection of the environment is necessary, besides the usual housekeeping and facility maintenance regime. Without taking proactive sanitation actions, prolonged accumulated pathogens may cause more consequential safety outcome.
What you need to know about pathogens
The 4 common types of pathogens are namely,
- Bacteria: Easily adaptable in most conditions and environment, and largely cause diseases such as Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Salmonella and Gastroenteritis.
- Virus: They are able to reproduce and capable to cause infections and are contagious including flu and common cold and Gastroenteritis.
- Fungi: Commonly found in homes or offices (besides mould) and are associated with yeast infection or ringworm
- Parasites: They target and feed on host, and spread diseases such as intestinal worms and giardiasis through contaminated food and water.
Engaging Rentokil Disinfection Misting services
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