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5 Easy Steps to Wash your hands properly

 Every day the number of people being infected by the COVID -19 is increasing. There is no treatment found for the coronavirus, the best way to keep yourself safe is to prevent the transmission of this disease. Social distancing and personal hygiene are the best ways to lower the risk of this virus. Similarly, keeping the hands clean is the most important because viruses spread more through hands. These are the steps you need to follow in order to wash your hands properly.

Step 1

Wet your hands with clean water. It doesn’t matter whether the water is hot or cold. Then, soap up your hands.

 You can also use hand wash as per your preference. Studies have found out that bacteria can stay on the bar soap that is wet and frequently used. For that, you can rinse the soap with water and let it dry.

Step 2

Rub your hands together and create lather from the soap. Don’t forget to soap the back of your hands, the tip of your nails and the space between your fingers. Don’t miss your lower palm as well.

Step 3

You need to scrub your hands for at least 30 seconds. Rubbing hands for short periods won’t be effective so give some time to remove the bacteria. You can sing your favorite song so that you won’t realize that you are scrubbing for long.

Step 4

 Then, rinse your hands with clean water. Water will flush all the bacteria from your hands.

Step 5

This is also an initial step. Make sure to dry your hands with a clean towel or you can air-dry them. You can also use paper towels. The viruses can easily transfer through wet hands. Drying hands will also lower the risk.

Similarly, if you are not able to wash your hand with soap or water, you can sanitize them. Take a small amount of sanitizer and rub both of your hands at least for 20 seconds. Rub all the surfaces of your hands. Let the sanitizer dry in your hands. Coronaviruses are also killed by alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Many researchers have proved the hand washing is one of the most important ways to prevent diseases because they are most likely to spread disease. Make sure your hands are clean. It can reduce the spreading of the disease. Remember, it can save lives.

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Written by Subekshya Ghimire

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