What is the right way to wash my hands?


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has provided a step by step hand washing guide on how to effectively wash your hands to prevent Covid-19 transmission.

Step 1: Wet hands with safe running water

Step 2: Apply enough soap to cover wet hands

Step 3: Scrub all surfaces of the hands (including backs of hands, between fingers and under nails) for at least 20 seconds

Step 4: Rinse thoroughly with running water

Step 5: Dry hands with a clean dry cloth, or paper towel 


Watch the CDC's informational video below:


When to wash your hands:

  • Before and after eating
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Going to the bathroom
  • After touching publicly-used surfaces such as handrails, door handles, counters etc.
  • Or whenever your hands are visibly dirty.

Read more: How can I prevent COVID-19 infection?


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