Everything you need to know about washing your hands to protect against coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19, 2020

How do I wash my hands properly?

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to remove all traces of the virus on your hands by

proper handwashing technique.

Step 1: Wet hands with running water

Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands

Step 3: Scrub all surfaces of the hands – including the back of hands, between fingers, under nails and wrists – for at least 20 seconds.

Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water

Step 5: Dry your hands

How long should I wash my hands?

You should wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. 

The same goes for hand sanitizer: use a sanitizer that contains at least 70% alcohol and rub it into your hands for at least 20 seconds to ensure full coverage.

Reference Link: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/120148084/coronavirus-heres-the-science-of-why-soap-and-water-is-better-than-hand-sanitiser