Complaining of fever and coughing.
A man dies while visiting his siri wife who lives in Pasuruan City, East Java. The man from Jakarta was not previously diagnosed positive with the corona virus and only found out when he died.”One positive person of 64-year-old corona was declared dead as a citizen of DKI Jakarta,” said Acting Mayor of Pasuruan, Raharto Teno Prasetyo.
Raharto said the man came to Pasuruan on March 23, 2020. However, on April 2, 2020, the man complained of fever and coughing.He had undergone treatment at the Bangil Regional Hospital. Then at 12.00 WIB, the patient was declared dead.
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Number of patients
Based on local health office data, currently in Pasuruan City there are 547 people at risk (ODR), 2 people without symptoms (OTG), 57 people in monitoring (ODP), 1 patient under surveillance (PDP), 1 positive corona treated and 1 positive corona died.
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Important Guidelines for Washing Clothes to Avoid Contagious Covid-19
Transmission of the Covid-19 virus is indeed through a splash of saliva (droplet). The spark can be inhaled and carried into the respiratory system and then the virus ‘works’ to damage the cells in it.Droplets are also very likely to stick to clothes. Good shirts, shirts, to the hijab. Covid-19 virus can last for hours in other materials, including clothing.Reporting from Health.com , researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) in Montana, United States have studied how long the Covid-19 virus can survive on cardboard, plastic, and steel, but there is no additional information for fabric.
This depends largely on environmental conditions – temperature and humidity affect the growth of the virus,” said infectious disease expert Amesh A. Adalja, senior researcher at the Johns Health Safety Center Hopkins in Maryland, to Health.As a preventative measure, it is important to take the following steps when cleaning clothes. Especially if Sahabat Dream has to leave the house, in order to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
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1. Wash Clothes After Outside
If no family member in the house is positive for corona virus, or does not even show any symptoms, clothes can be washed as usual.But if you go out of the house (to the store, for example) and the people around you have not obeyed the recommendation for social distancing (giving a minimum distance of 1 meter from others), when you get home, it is better to wash clothes worn for travel.Research from NIAID revealed that some viruses can remain active after 2-3 days on plastic and stainless steel, then for 24 hours on cardboard and 4 hours on copper. Zippers, buttons and equipment on other clothing are made from these materials, so it has the potential to bring the virus home.
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2. Recommendations for washing clothes worn by sick people
If someone in the house is suspected, even confirmed to have COVID-19, other precautions must be taken when washing their clothes (as well as other things that come in contact with them, such as towels and sheets).The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) recommends using disposable gloves when handling dirty laundry from sick people, and then discard gloves immediately after use. Clean your hands as soon as possible after removing the gloves. If not wearing gloves when handling dirty laundry, make sure to wash your hands afterwards.
In addition, do not flush dirty laundry, because it can spread the virus through the air. Items must be washed according to instructions, use the correct washing rules. The CDC says it is permissible to wash clothes from sick people and mixed with other people’s clothes, because washing clothes in a machine using detergent will kill the virus.
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3. Don’t wash clothes by hand
It would be better if you use a washing machine. This is to reduce direct contact with dirty clothes that may be affected by the virus by hand. Moreover, high temperatures when the washing machine is working, can kill the virus.