While it’s almost impossible to not touch anything while you are commuting, try to limit it to the bare minimum.
Finally, don’t forget to disinfect your hands right after contact with all surfaces.
Practice Hand Hygiene and Respiratory Etiquette
No matter where you are, you must always practice hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If that’s not possible, use sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol in them.
To avoid contracting the coronavirus on public transportation, don’t forget the basics of respiratory etiquette as well. This includes covering your nose and mouth with disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze.
On Handling Cash
Although cashless payment is growing in popularity, bills and coins are still widely used. For instance, traditional transport vehicles like jeeps, buses, and tricycles don’t have cashless options.
To prevent unnecessary contact with cash, always prepare the exact amount needed for your fare.
If you handled cash, sanitize your hands immediately.
Key Reminder – Don’t Touch Your Face
While you may get the virus on public transportation through physical contact, you won’t get infected automatically.
Experts say that having the virus on your hands is not the problem – it’s taking the virus to your face, particularly your eyes, nose, and mouth.
For this reason, watch your face. Don’t touch your nose, mouth, or eyes without properly disinfecting your hands first.
Following these steps will help lessen the risk of spreading and contracting the coronavirus on public transportation.
The core steps are still the basics – physical distancing, wearing of face protection (masks and shields), and frequent hand washing.
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