Whether you are the driver or the passenger, there are tons of germs in that car and you need to take preventive measures given the rate Coronavirus is spreading at!
Even though you or the passengers may not have contracted the virus, who is to say the guy who leaned on your car was also negative? Or the lady who took the support of it to fix her shoe was also COVID-19 free?
Maybe the neighbor’s kids sneezed and then used snotty fingers to draw and write on your car-window may also just have the simple flu and nothing more…
Doesn’t this make you want to sterilise your car right this moment?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the current strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) is believed to be primarily spread from person-to-person and between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet/1.82 metres).
We are here to help! While it is important for you to disinfect your car, passengers also need to understand the importance of a clean personal space – this applies to everywhere, be it on a plane or a boat or even a bicycle!
How Can Car Owners can keep their Vehicle Disinfected?
1. UV Light
UV Lights are useful in disinfection. These lights can kill germs and bacteria as well as pathogens. Although many new car variants with the latest technology upgrades now come with UV lights, the majority of cars in Pakistan do have not them.
The best way to go about this method is to purchase one. “The UV light used for disinfection technology is not new, it’s been around since the 1900s,” says Aghuinyue Umenei Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Innovation at GHSP. “UV light, when used for disinfection, disrupts the DNA of bacteria.”
2. Car Wash Experts
A car wash is a great way to have your car sparkle. The wash will also help remove traces of COVID-19 from the surface of your car so that you can look forward to a great day ahead.
For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor or rugs, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces.
This is where both the driver and passengers need to do their part. Before you get inside, be sure to use a wipe or handkerchief to open the door. Use a cloth to clean the seat. Clean your dashboard and the items on it if you have any.
If you have an infotainment system, you can also use a cloth to clean it before you touch it. If your children have any buttons on their side, be sure to ask them to clean them before they use it.
Avoid having food in the car on short journeys just to be safe.
4. Windows Rolled-up
You may want to keep the windows rolled up to avoid coughing and sneezing individuals.
How Can Bike Owners keep their Ride Disinfected?
1. Wash and Sanitize
The same applies to bike owners. Clean the seat, handles, and everything else with surface cleaners and other products that can kill germs. Apply this for your helmet and keys as well.
How Can Pakistanis Who Use Public Transport Keep Themselves Safe?
1. Wear Masks and Gloves
A mask may not prevent you from catching the Coronavirus 100% but it will certainly help keep your hands which may carry the virus from entering through your mouth or nose. Furthermore, disposable gloves will come in handy so that you do not have to touch any parts of the public transport with your skin.
2. Clean the Seat and Windows with Wipes
Use wipes to clean the seat, if you travel on a bus, use wipes to clean your surroundings as well including the window pane.
3. Wash your Hands After You give/take Money
Whether you travel in a ricksha, bus or a ride-hailing service, be sure to wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap every time you have had contact with money. Currencies are one of the easiest ways you can contract the virus and not just COVID-19 but other germs and bacterias as well.
Stay safe and stay tuned to Brandsynario for more news and updates.