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More and more Covid-19 patients are quarantining at home these days. Here’s how to safely care for someone who is Covid positive at home.
1. Make sure you’re healthy.
If you’re the designated caregiver, ensure that you don’t have underlying health conditions that may put you at risk when you take care of the Covid-19 patient.
2. Go contactless.
Set up a system for contactless delivery of food and necessities to the Covid-19 patient as well as for safe disposal of used utensils and garbage.
3. Wear protective gear.
Wear a face mask and disposable gloves when approaching the Covid-19 patient or the patient’s room to deliver meals, collect used utensils or take out the garbage for them.
Click here for face masks and disposable gloves.
4. Wash your hands.
Frequently wash your hands with soap and water, especially after handling surfaces or items that have been used by the Covid-19 patient. Use hot water and soap when cleaning utensils used by the patient.
5. Disinfect and ventilate.
Disinfect and ventilate other parts of the house frequently. Open the windows and keep the fan on for good ventilation.
Get disinfecting wipes to disinfect high-touch surfaces to keep your home safe.
6. Stay home.
Stay home and avoid contact with others throughout the duration of caregiving. The Ministry of Health, Malaysia recommends staying home for 10 days.
Here are some other items which might come in handy as you care for a Covid-19 patient at home.
ALLTEST Covid-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit
- Approved by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia
- Ready stock available
- RM 12.90
- 7% discount if you buy 5 kits or more
- 76% ethyl alcohol
- Hospital grade (supplied to hospitals and clinics)
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- RM 23.00