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Coronavirus

Living with coronavirus: How to limit infections at home

Laundry, cleaning and other household chores require special attention

A mother teleworks from home to avoid infection while hired help do the cooking and cleaning during the coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Makoto Okada)

TOKYO -- With the new coronavirus continuing to spread, experts advising Japan's health ministry recommend that some people, such as those with light symptoms or who have recovered to a certain extent, self-quarantine at home. When doing so, it is important they take measures to prevent spreading the disease to other household members.

So what are the best ways to care for a family member as regards cleaning, doing laundry, and otherwise keeping the household running?

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