Should I leave all my clothes near the door?

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Dr Tanya Melillo, Public Health Consultant in the Infectious disease unit said that there is absolutely no need for anyone to undress next to the door. She insisted however that on entering, one should make a beeline to wash hands and perhaps even face as soon as possible.

But should I not be leaving my shoes next to the door?

It is not a bad thing to clean the shoes before entering, said Dr Melillo, but it is not a priority.

I bought a cardboard box and, by mistake, I brushed this against a garbage bag. I left everything by the door. Will I get COVID-19?

If the box was left by the door for two days, any trace of COVID-19 would have disappeared so now you can take the box in. However do not forget to wash your hands, warned Dr Melillo.

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