Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs, including viruses like flu and coronavirus.
For example, a recent study found that washing your hands between 6 to 10 times a day can significantly lower your risk of coronavirus infection.
But when are the best times to wash your hands?
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says you should clean them when you’re more likely to get and spread germs.
In terms of reducing the spread of coronavirus, this means washing your hands:
But in general, you can reduce your risk of getting or spreading an infection by washing your hands:
It’s best to wash your hands with soap and warm water rather than using a hand sanitiser when you can. Sanitisers don't get rid of all germs and may not be as effective when your hands are dirty or greasy.
Quote of the day
Hygiene is two-thirds of health.