Staying safe, stay at home, are common phrases that have become the mainstay in both local and international media. Those words have saved millions of lives, and help to reduce the spread of Covid19.
In Nigeria, the Covid19 induced lockdown has forced many of us to work from home. It has endeared parents to their children and vice versa. Ironically, tenants also get to spend more time with their landlords!
This is not a good time for non-paying tenants; there is no hiding place, that aside, we can only trust our health authorities to provide practical solutions and precautions to overcome the scourge of coronavirus in Nigeria.
COVID-19: How To Stay Alive As A Tenant During The Lock Down
Upon reading this article, you will learn tips for tenants to stay alive during the lockdown.
- Maintain good hygiene
It is easy for diseases to spread rapidly in a dirty environment, lack of proper hygiene can cause air pollution and water contamination which in turn causes diseases to spread from infected persons to the non-infected.
Asides Covid19 other conditions like malaria, cholera and typhoid fever transmission could all be aided by a lack of hygiene.
Clean your home with alcohol-based disinfectant and wash hands before and after cleaning.
- Wear face mask
The non-surgical face mask is protective clothing that prevents the sneeze and saliva droppings of infected persons to uninfected persons. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) among other bodies, emphasize the use of these masks in the covid19 control strategy.
In addition to helping with airborne diseases, a surgical face mask also helps filter out dust particles. You can protect yourself, family and friends, by wearing face when you visit public areas such as markets, motor parks.
Other times when a face mask should be worn are when you visit a sick friend or a hospital and vice versa.
- Wash hand with running water and soap
Washing hands with soap and clean running water kill and removes germs, leaving the hands clean. In the context of COVID-19 prevention, you should make sure to wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Below are other instances when you should wash your hands
- After visiting a public space, including public transportation, markets and places of worship
- After touching surfaces outside of the home, including money
- Before, during and after caring for a sick person
- Before and after eating
You can install mobile tap water at the entrance of your home if you don’t have one so that anyone coming into your house can wash their hands.
At Ogalandlord, we usually recommend that landlord have a tap and a sloppy gutter so that the water would not be stagnant, the idea behind washing hand is to prevent the spread of an infection, not to allow it build-up due to stagnant contaminated water.
- Hand sanitizers
You will agree that hand sanitizers weren’t as popular as it is during the covid19 pandemic. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer kills 99.9% of germs. It is as effective as washing your hands with soap and water.
However, hand sanitizer is portable, you can always keep them around you. When you sneeze, cough or touch surfaces, it is advised to use some of it to clean your hands, just as we have highlighted in No.3 above.
- Clear waterways
Gutters and waterways must be clean, clear your gutters of objects that can prevent the free flow of water. Malaria and dengue are among the main dangers of stagnant water, which can become a breeding ground for the mosquitoes that transmit these diseases.
Stagnant water can be dangerous for drinking because it provides a better incubator than running water for many kinds of bacteria and parasites.
While doing this, wear a pair of safety boots and gloves and clean up with antiseptics.
Finally, Coronavirus is real as evident in the partial shutdown of businesses in Nigeria and other countries of the world. This is a global pandemic, and unless we take caution by putting some of the tips and guidelines against the spread of covid19, this might continue to affect us negatively.
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