We thought Year 2020 would be the year of new mobile tech teases, but sadly it’s bringing in old and new deadly diseases. Following coronavirus, swine flu has also reappeared. In Meerut, about 81 patients have been tested positive for swine flu, including 20 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel.
It has become necessary to wear a face mask and disposable gloves when moving in public if you’re living in Delhi or Telangana. Yet, you’re more likely to get infected from infection-ridden objects you often hold near yourself.
A mobile can pick up a host of bacteria and viruses from your hand since its being held often. In fact, the University of Arizona discovered that cellphones carry 10 times more diseases-causing microorganisms than a toilet seat. It’s mainly because mobile phones are not properly shielded against dirt and harmful elements. To help you do that, here are 5 tips you should follow.
- Keep your hands clean. Wear disposable gloves when you are out in the crowd. When you get home, use a sanitizer and disinfectant.
- Using rubbing alcohol or a disinfectant to clean your phone is not advisable since it can damage the mobile’s screen. There’s a coating on the screen that beads up water on your phone's screen and prevents fingerprint smudges. Instead, you should use lightly lathered water.
- Along with the lightly-lathered water, use a lightly-damped microfiber cloth. It will make sure that water droplets do not enter the crevices of the phone and damage internal circuitry.
- UV light lamps are easily available online now. You can use them to completely disinfect your smartphone.
- Sometimes, the phone case can carry more infectious elements than the smartphone itself. If you own one, make sure to clean the case before sanitizing the smartphone.
Let’s ensure we keep our family and friends safe. Stay vigilant, stay healthy!