Various studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus can remain on surfaces for hours or days, depending on the surface. So, it is a good idea to clean and disinfect highly touched surfaces including handles, doorknobs, light switches, tables, etc. in your household. Here are certain tips recommended by experts for disinfecting your household: Clean visibly dirty surface with soap and water first, then use a disinfectant. Make sure you wear a mask and disposable gloves while cleaning. Use cleaning products that meet criteria for use against coronavirus and follow instructions on the cleaning products. Moreover, touching infected surfaces can be a potential path of transmission for bacteria and germs. Therefore, washing or cleaning your hands often can also help in reducing the risk of getting infected from touching a contaminated surface.