Protecting yourself when shopping essentials

* Stay at a distance of 6 ft from others while shopping, and stand in a queue.
* Cover your nose and mouth properly with a cloth covering or mask.
* Ideally, you should go to the store during the hours fewer people are likely to be present, for instance early morning or late night.
* Do not touch your eyes, nose, mouth or your face covering while at the store. Use disinfecting wipes, if available.
* When shopping, keep raw meat, poultry, seafood and their juices away from other foods.
Read| Coronavirus: Safety tips to keep in mind if you are ordering food online
* Make the payment online without touching money or card. In case you have to use it, apply sanitiser on your hands right after paying.
* After leaving the store, use hand sanitiser.
* Once you get home, put your groceries away and wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
* Rinse fresh fruits and vegetables under running water.

For online deliveries
* Make the payment online to avoid contact.
* Accept deliveries without in-person contact wherever possible. Ask for the delivery to be left at a safe spot outside the house, with no person-to-person interaction. If you are receiving a package from a delivery person, maintain a distance of at least 6 ft. more  

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Nothing new in the posted guidelines. These are the guidelines we are reading almost daily in different sources since last three months. more  
The suggestions are all over the place & is good if followed completely to reduce the infection rate of COVID-19. However, it begs an answer as to how many Indians will be following (included are those who find it extremely difficult to follow all the suggestions and those who can but conveniently/deliberately avoid). more  
I saw this comment elsewhere.A good copy and paste job.Hope Ms.Ashima Gupta follow all these rules religiously. Bharat will ne number ONE in fighting Corona.Jai Hind. more  
I've always wondered, how to respect the "six-foot-rule" at the time of making payment - card or cash - at the counter? And, how do I show the guard at exist the bill from a distance of six feet? Anyways, take it in good humour, folks !!! more  
Always have a doubt with whom you deal, so that the less chance of COVID 19 risk. It has to be a practice for says months to come. more  
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