When to wash your
hands?

  • After coughing, sneezing and rubbing your nose

  • Whenever you return home (after shopping, playing outdoors with the kids, after taking a taxi, etc.)

  • When caring for the sick

  • Before, during and after you prepare food

  • Before eating

  • After using the bathroom

  • When hands are visibly dirty

  • After handling animals or animal waste

How to wash hands?

  • 1. Water and soap

  • 2. Palm to palm

  • 3. Between fingers

  • 4. Focus on thumbs

  • 5. Back of hands

  • 6. Focus on wrists

Did you know?

  • 1

    The number of germs on your fingertips doubles after you use the toilet

  • 2

    UV light reveals any spots you may have missed – wash every part of your hands.

  • 3

    Men don’t wash their hands as often as women do.

  • 4

    Damp hands spread 1,000 more germs – dry hands after washing!

  • 5

    You touch your face 23 times every hour! Wash your hands before rubbing eyes.

  • 6

    Cellphones are 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat – clean your phone and then wash your hands

  • 7

    You must use a sanitizer with over 60% alcohol

Myths and Facts

  • MYTH: Pets at home spread the Coronavirus.

    FACT: There is no evidence yet that pets like dogs and cats can be infected with it.

  • MYTH: Stock up on garlic because eating garlic protects you from the Coronavirus.

    FACT: There is no evidence that eating garlic will protect you from the Coronavirus.

  • MYTH: Get a pneumonia vaccine because it protects you from the Coronavirus.

    FACT: No. Researchers are working on a vaccine for this unique virus.

  • MYTH: It's unsafe to receive packages from China.

    FACT: Coronavirus doesn't survive long on objects such as letters or package, so it's safe to receive packages from China.

  • FACT: W.H.O recommends washing hands with soap as an effective way to fight the Coronavirus. Use the soap that's nearest to you, be it Lifebuoy, Safeguard, Dettol or Lux.

    Please follow additional guidelines recommended by health authorities like WHO & CDC / local health authorities.

Please follow additional guidelines recommended by health authorities like WHO & CDC / local health authorities.

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