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How To Protect Yourself From Covid-19 When Using Public Transport
Mar 12, 2020
Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, people are taking extra precautions when it comes to managing their hygiene. This is crucial especially if you are in a crowded area like in a city center, at work, or even taking public transport because you are more likely to catch the virus in a crowded space.
To stop the virus from spreading, here are five tips on how to protect yourself from getting infected by the coronavirus when you travel in a mode of public transport.
1. Avoid touching surfaces as much as you can
Regardless of whether you are sitting or standing in public transport, try to minimalize contact with surfaces eg. handlebars, buttons, railings as these parts might contain traces of saliva or bodily fluid from other people.
2. Frequent hand sanitizing
Always carry a bottle of sanitizer with you wherever you go and sanitize your hands after touching surfaces to ensure that your hands are always clean. Remember to also sanitize your hands after coughing or sneezing to stop germs from spreading
3. Wear a mask
Wear a mask especially if you are in an enclosed area with a big crowd. And remember to carry extra masks because it is advisable to change them frequently.
4. Change your clothes once you reach home
Always make a habit of changing into clean and new clothes when you reach home. This is to help prevent further spreading of germs from the seats in public transport. Take a shower to thoroughly clean the whole body if possible.
5. Travel when less crowded
It is advisable to take public transport during the off-peak hours. When traveling in a less crowded space, it is less likely that you will be exposed to the virus. This will also help stop the spread of germs to other people if you are sick.
Lastly, “don’t lick the walls”! Just kidding.
By: Raylene Chin