Apart from droplets transmission, the new coronavirus can infect us through the conjunctiva in our eyes as well. As means of protection, we recommend putting on glasses to protect your eyes, as well as cleaning your belongings frequently to minimise the chances of getting infected. Professor Ivan Hung, Clinical Professor & Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases of HKUMed, is here today to introduce to everyone proper methods of maintaining the hygiene of personal everyday items.
Q1: How should you clean your glasses?
A: Clean your glasses while washing your hands. Rub your hands with soap to create foam, and wash your glasses with it. Rinse the glasses with water afterwards.
問題2 : 如何清潔手機？
Q2: How should you clean your phone?
A: Spray hand sanitiser on a piece of tissue or cleaning cloth and clean the surface of the phone, the case and also the screen protector. Wipe the phone dry with a piece of tissue or cloth.
Q3: Should we sanitise other clothing items, such as clothes, jackets, handbag and shoes?
◾Jacket: Wipe with wet cloth/ Put a piece of wet cloth on the jacket and iron it with high temperature/ Dry it under the sun.
◾Clothes: If the base or inner layers of clothing under your outerwear are not exposed to environments with an abundance of germs (i.e. clinics, hospitals or kindergartens), the chances of contamination are quite low. Doing laundry daily is recommended.
◾Handbag: Clean it with a piece of wet cloth.
◾Shoes: Take off your shoes before stepping into your home, and spray rubbing alcohol on the sole/ Wash the sole with soap and water/ Place a towel soaked with 1:99 diluted bleach at the entrance and step on it to sanitise your shoes.