Long or short sleeves? What to wear when going outside amid pandemic

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  • An expert suggested some tips on choosing what clothes to wear when going outside during the pandemic
  • He said you must wear the right clothes to keep yourself safe outside and keep your family inside the house untouched
  • He advised wearing clothes that would not make further contact to your face when taking it off

While there has been no conclusive evidence that the coronavirus can be transmitted through people’s clothes, it’s not totally wrong to be extra careful on picking the right outfit when going out.

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In fact, an expert in the Philippines believes that the clothes we wear when going out, either to do a quick errand or a visit to the grocery store, must be included in the things we bear in mind as the pandemic lingers.

By putting attention to your clothes when going out these days does not actually mean your usual deal with the “outfit of the days”; instead it’s the thinking about and wearing the right clothes to keep you safe outside and keep your family inside the house untouched.

According to a dermatologist, Winlove Mojica, wearing clothes that are easy to take off when arriving back home can be prioritized. This would complement the practice of not engaging with the family right after coming back home until you cleaned yourself up.

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Mojica said in an interview with ABS-CBN News that clothes like t-shirts and short-sleeve polos can be among the clothes that should be worn when going outside “because they can easily be taken off” and at the same “it would not make further contact to your face when taking it off.

The dermatologist also recommended short sleeves versus long sleeves. Wearing jacket, scarf, and cardigan must also be avoided for now, he said.

“The more you put on, the more chances of winning (of contracting virus) because you need to get off more clothes,” Mojica added; noting that one must do away from wearing accessories like bag, jewelry, and watch for now.

It’s also advisable to tie your hair up and use shoes made of rubber for easier disinfection upon arriving at home.