With the rising new Covid-19 cases, patients who have mild or no symptom are suggested to recover at home. Doctors suggest keeping a separate bedroom and bathroom for the person who is infected (if possible). If you are asymptomatic, you can rejoin the family members post 14 days after testing negative. But not before you thoroughly clean and sanitise the room you have been isolating in.
Truth About The Virus Covid-19 is not primarily spread through contaminated surfaces. The risk of contracting the virus through surfaces is much lower than sharing the air with a contagious person. A virus may be present on an object, but object themselves cannot actually be infected and the virus cannot replicate or grow on any object, in your home or elsewhere. That being said, the risk is probably not zero, and it’s helpful to disinfect the room inhabited by the patient.
Before You Start Cleaning Wear masks and disposable gloves before beginning the cleaning. Discard the gloves after use and wash your hands immediately. Make sure the room you are cleaning is well-ventilated while using chemical disinfectants. It is better to use dust mops or damp mops for cleaning and sweeping, rather than a broom.
Keep It Closed For Some Time The easiest way to secure a room after someone in your home has Covid-19 is to close it off for a week. The virus will be inactive at that point. Additionally, the longer you wait, the safer it is to clean. But if waiting that long is not possible, clean and disinfect the room thoroughly before moving in.
Air Out The Room Open all windows for a day or two for good ventilation and helps you get rid of virus to some extent.
Clean And Disinfect Commonly Touched surfaces The virus is unlikely to stay alive on surfaces for long. A simple swabbing of surfaces with an alcohol based (at least 70 percent alcohol) sanitizer should suffice. Start with commonly touched items in the house like doorknobs, Tables, switches, refrigerator handles, phone, etc. When using disinfectant spray, leave it on for a few minutes before wiping off. Wash the bed linen with hot water.