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How to Stay Safe During Pandemic if You Need to Travel by Car

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The whole world is struck by the global coronavirus pandemic. The best advice is to stay home. But what if you have to go somewhere by car?

– Ideally don’t go anywhere. If you have to go somewhere, go alone – don’t share the car with anyone. If you have to go with someone, make sure that the person does not have acute symptoms of respiratory illness. Use a respirator or at least a facemask. Make sure you have the contact details of all the other passengers so that you can track them down if you find out you’re infected. Disinfect all the surfaces you touch before and after the journey, especially if you’re sharing the car with someone or gave someone a lift – says Jana Parmová, chief physician at ŠKODA, outlining the basic rules everyone should follow, Auto Hermes website reports.

Parts that should be disinfected:

– parts of the exterior you should disinfect: door handles, door frames and exterior door handles or luggage compartment handle.

– parts of the interior you should disinfect: the steering wheel, gearstick, handbrake, radio and infotainment controls, the stalks on the steering column (indicators and windscreen wipers, cruise control), elbow rests, and seat position controls.

What should you use to disinfect the car? At least seventy per cent alcohol solution is effective against coronavirus, and isopropyl alcohol won’t do the main surfaces in your car any harm. Micro-fiber cloths are ideal for cleaning all surfaces and for all cleaning methods.
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