Washing Your Hands Can Prevent Coronavirus, Here’s The Right Way To Do It

An estimated one in every 20 people wash their hands properly.

Melissa Matthews |

Fear of contracting coronavirus has taken over the globe. But washing your hands can keep you healthy and is one of the best ways to prevent the coronavirus, according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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You probably think you know how to wash your hands, since you do it — hopefully — multiple times a day. But it turns out,  one in every twenty people wash their hands properly according to a global survey done in 2013.

When it comes to hand washing, people make two common mistakes: not washing long enough, and drying their hands on a dirty towel.

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