As restaurants, places of worship, and offices open in the first unlock phase after lockdown, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry issued a set of guidelines for appropriate behavior when stepping outdoors, to reduce the risk of infection.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Greet without physical contact. Keep a distance of about six feet with the person.
- Keep six feet in public places, such as bus-stands.
- Wear reusable handmade face masks at all times.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser.
- Do not chew or spit tobacco in public places.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Avoid unnecessary travel.
- Do not discriminate against people affected by COVID-19, their caregivers, or anyone supporting the fight against COVID-19.
- Keep the number of guests to a minimum if a social event cannot be postponed.
- Avoid being in crowded places or mass gatherings.
Make sure to follow these rules to ensure social distancing and hygiene to keep illness at bay. If you have started going to the office, be sure to take these precautions.
Earlier, the Health Ministry had also issued detailed standard operating procedures (SOPs) for restaurants, religious places, offices, and shopping malls to contain the spread of the virus.
Source: The Indian Express
Also Read: Paytm expands postpaid services to cover Kirana stores, retail chains