Prevent the Spread of Corona Virus by Cleaning the House During Self-Isolation

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Prevent the Spread of Corona Virus by Cleaning the House During Self-Isolation
Prevent the Spread of Corona Virus by Cleaning the House During Self-Isolation

Not only personal hygiene, the cleanliness of the house also needs to be maintained. This is important to do as an effort to reduce the risk of transmission of the Corona virus, especially if there are residents of the house who are undergoing self-isolation

Coronavirus is indeed spreading quickly and easily transmitted, including the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). Omicron is one of the mutations of the Corona virus. Corona viruses, especially the Omicron variant, have a high mutation rate, so that it can have an impact on the characteristics of the virus, including the rate of virus transmission and the severity of the disease caused, as well as reinfection due to this variant.

The transmission of this variant is not only from people with COVID-19, but also from people who are positively infected with Corona but do not experience symptoms. This asymptomatic person (OTG) does not realize that he has the Corona virus in his body and he can transmit it to other people.

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Therefore, the government urges the public to practice physical distancing and stay at home, while people who are categorized as ODP (people under monitoring) and PDP (patients under monitoring) with mild symptoms are advised to self-isolate.

In the self-isolation protocol issued by the government, it is stated that one of the things that must be done is to maintain personal and living hygiene.

Steps to Clean the House to Prevent Corona Virus Transmission

Coronavirus has been proven to survive for hours and even days on the surface of an object. Therefore, to prevent infection with the Corona virus, you need to clean the house thoroughly and take disinfection measures if necessary.

The following are the steps for cleaning the house and household appliances to prevent transmission of the Corona virus during the COVID-19 outbreak:

1. Prepare the necessary equipment

Before starting to clean the house, prepare all the necessary equipment, such as masks, disposable gloves that are waterproof with rubber or plastic materials, garbage bags, soap or detergent, and disinfectant spray.

Leave the windows of the house wide open so that air circulation in your house is smooth while cleaning the house.

2. Clean the surface of the object with a disinfectant spray

When you want to clean the house, first wash your hands with water and soap or hand sanitizer, then wear gloves.

After that, clean every surface of objects in the house using a disinfectant spray. Prioritize cleaning objects that are frequently touched, such as doorknobs, dining table surfaces, armrests, television remotes, and water taps.

3. Disinfect the surface of objects

If one of the family members at home is sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough and fever, he or she is advised to use a separate bedroom and bathroom with other family members.

If this is not possible, carry out daily disinfection measures, especially in bedrooms and bathrooms that are shared with sick family members.

Disinfectant liquid can be purchased online. You can also make your own disinfectant at home if you have trouble getting it. How to make it quite easy, namely by mixing 4 teaspoons of bleach solution (bleach) with 1 liter of water. After that, put the disinfectant liquid into a spray bottle.

How to do the disinfection is also easy. You can simply spray enough disinfectant on the surface of the object, and let it dry. Also make sure to clean surfaces in the bedroom and bathroom using a disinfectant spray.

4. Throw away gloves and wash hands after cleaning the house

After cleaning the house and the objects in it, remove the gloves and throw them in the prepared plastic waste.

Make sure all dirt and debris has also been put in the trash plastic before removing the gloves. As much as possible remove the gloves carefully, so as not to let the outside touch the skin.

Tightly tie the plastic trash, then place it in a tightly closed trash can. To avoid contamination, you can also spray disinfectant on the trash can.

After that, clean your hands with soap and running water or with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Other Things That Need to be Cleaned

Besides the surfaces of objects that are frequently touched, there are other objects that also need to be cleaned or washed in a special way, namely:


Soak dirty clothes using antiseptic liquid, then wash dirty clothes with warm water and detergent, then dry in the sun to dry. Clothes belonging to family members who are sick may be washed together with other clothes. However, use gloves when washing it.


Prepare separate cutlery for family members at home who are sick.After use, wash cutlery, such as plates, forks, spoons, and glasses, which the sick person uses separately and use a different dishwashing sponge. In addition, also use hot water to wash the cutlery.

Sleeping gear

Soak bed sheets, pillowcases, and blankets in hot water that has been mixed with detergent before washing. If a washing machine is available, you can use it to wash the bedding. Otherwise, you can wash it by hand, but don't forget to wear gloves.

In addition to washing, you can also use a disinfectant spray to clean bedding.

Cleaning tool

The equipment used to clean the house, such as brooms, rags, and mops, also needs to be cleaned. Wash the equipment with water and soap or an antiseptic solution, then dry. After that, spray the disinfectant liquid on these cleaning tools and store them in a clean and dry place.

Don't forget to use disposable gloves when cleaning or washing things at home. Especially when cleaning the belongings of a sick family member. If you don't use gloves, make sure you don't forget to wash your hands afterwards.

Cleaning the house needs to be done regularly. Involve other family members when cleaning the house, except those who are sick. In addition, all family members at home also need to maintain personal hygiene.

Every family member must wash their hands regularly, especially after coughing and sneezing, using the bathroom, before and after eating, also after coming into contact with sick family members.

If you have questions about the Corona virus, both about symptoms, preventive steps that can be taken, as well as recovery criteria, don't hesitate to chat with doctors directly on the Alodokter application.You can also make an appointment with a doctor at the hospital through this application.

If you want to know how big your risk is of contracting the Corona virus, you can use the Corona Virus Risk Check feature which is provided free of charge by Alodokter.

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