Sanitizer – Check!
Social Distancing – Check!
N-95 face mask – Check!
Washing hands for 20 seconds – Check!
“Ab corona mera kuch nahi bigaad sakta.” Well, if you are one of those people who think like this and consider them safe, it’s time to give a second thought. Well, we do NOT intend to scare you out. Uske liye toh news channels hi kaafi hain but yeah, taking an extra step of precaution and protection is not a bad thing, right?
Though these are the basics and the most important steps to maintain a safe distance from COVID-19, we might be forgetting one important thing, our cellphone bruh! Not a very long time, we all stumbled upon some content pieces that said that our smartphone’s screen is 7 to 10 times filthier than a toilet seat. And well, you might be putting that eww face on, this shit is serious.
In the times when cleanliness is literally the key to stay healthy and survive, we must pay little attention to the small things as well. And well, that small thing in your hand right now, it’s goddamn dirty!
Several tests conducted globally have shown that the virus can survive for up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommends cleaning all ‘high-touch’ surfaces daily, including phones, keyboards, and tablet computers.
Talking about cell phones, here’s how you can keep them clean and more importantly, safe.
The right way to sanitize your phone
Use Clorox wipes or wipes with 70% alcohol. These are easily available at a pharmacy. You need to wipe down your phone and dispose of them carefully. Along with that, a soft cloth can also be used to clean the phone such as microfiber cleaning cloth or the ones used for cleaning clean camera lenses or your glasses.
If you can be careful enough to not let the moisture enter your device, dip a cloth in soap and water, and clean the phone. Well, paper towels work too. Spray a bit of disinfectant on the phone’s screen would also work. Just make sure that it doesn’t enter any ports or openings of the device.