India reached the FOURTH phase of LOCKDOWN!! Not only lockdown, but it is also reached at the fifth place of most affected countries in the world. Every nation in the world is facing COVID19 pandemics. Every country’s economy as well as human life is severely affected by this pandemic. It may be the second most dangerous virus after the plague which affected the millions of people in the world. But, we can’t live always under fear. Either we have to start offices, factories for the betterment of our economy, or we have to keep this lockdown until we don’t win over the virus. This is the way government thinking right now. That’s why the Indian government change some guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown. But, what will be the precautions we have to take?? Can we shake hands; hug the people after we meet them?? Is it safe now?
Though the government made some relaxation, that doesn’t mean the virus is not present. The government already issued a guideline to keep ourselves safe. But, most of the people confused about the instructions. Because of that, we have mentioned some simple steps to keep yourself safe after returning home from outside.
Wash Hands, Clothes & Wear Mask:
As mentioned by the government, you should keep in mind that most of the coronavirus transferred through our hands. You should maintain hand hygiene. Wash your hands with hand sanitizer, handwash before touching any wall, table, or pet, child, etc. Even you are at home, you should cover your mouth while sneezing.
This is must-do a thing!! We can’t see the virus without our naked eyes. It can be transferred through hand as well through clothes. So, after returning from outside, you should wash your clothes with detergent powder or you can use one drop of Dettol. That’s, it!!
Now online shopping is also started. You have to take extra care while picking up the delivered products. You can go to grocery shops or you can order groceries online, you have to take precautions in all. Disinfect every product and keep it away as it is. You can use the product after 72 hours. We have mentioned some guideline for both of them as follows:
If You’re Picking up Prepacked Groceries
Avoid a direct hand-off: The advantage of ordering groceries or any product online is that we know when it is going to be delivered. You can get time to arrange an area for keeping these materials.
Arrange a proper place away from rooms or you can place nearby your doorstep for a while. If you are living in an apartment, you can arrange a gallery for these products. Most of the companies are following keep safe distance rule.
Go Digital Way: Another benefit of online shopping is that you don’t have to hand the delivery person money. Now every company offers an online payment system. You can pay in advance or you can pay after the delivery.
If You’re Buying Groceries in a Store
If you are going outside to buy groceries in a store, the first rules you have to follow is wearing a mask and keep at least 6 feet away from other people. Another way is to go shopping when there will be fewer crowds. You can check it on Google map. You will find the intensity of the foot, vehicle traffic in a particular area. Ensure all the materials are disinfected with wipes or sanitizer spray. FRUITS AND VEGETABLES SHOULD ONLY BE WASHED BY WATER AND SALT. DON’T WASH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH SANITIZER.
These are some precautions you should take to keep yourself safe.
You should go outside if it’s necessary. Though the government has provided some relaxations, that doesn’t mean the virus has gone. The government played their role to keep us safe now it’s our turn to keep ourselves self!!
Shishir Kharade is a Digital Marketer from the city of “Preeti-Sangam”- Karad. He has done B.E(Electronics) from K.B.P. College, Satara. Now, he is working as a Digital Marketer, Graphic Designer, Blogger for almost 4 years.