Before switching on your computer to start your workday, we recommended wiping down the following:
- The start button of your laptop
- Keyboard, Mouse
- Office phone
- Chair’s armrests and header
- Pedestal’s surface and handles
- Stationery, especially stapler, correction fluid and pens
Pay attention to those areas that come into frequent contact with your hands, mouth and nose such as the telephone, keyboard and computer mouse. For such items, it is advisable to wipe with a disinfectant at least three times a day: At the start of the day, midday and before you get off work.
For pantry mugs including utensils, it is best to have them wash and microwave them before use; wash with dishwasher detergent and microwave it on high a for less than a minute to get rid of micro-organisms.
After use, wash with dishwasher detergent and disinfect it by microwaving on high for less than a minute.
Please pay attention to the pantry sponge, as it is an ideal environment for bacterial and viral growth. The shelf life of a sponge is between three to four weeks. In between fresh sponges, zap 99.9 per cent of germs by soaking the sponge with water and microwaving it on high for a minute.
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