Until now, there have been millions of COVID-19 cases and more than 280,000 deaths in the whole world. While waiting for scientists to invent COVID-19 vaccines, we should protect ourselves by some basic but helpful measures. As suggested by health experts, in addition to social-distancing, washing hands properly is the most useful way to prevent Coronavirus. Also, avoiding putting hands in your mouth or touching your face is a good idea.

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Washing hands properly is amongst the best ways to prevent the COVID-19.

Many like using hand sanitizer to remove the virus out of their hands; however, in regards to sanitation, it can’t replace soap and water. And similarly, face masks can bring more protection to our health but hand-washing is still the best.

We can gain a lot of advantages through proper hand-washing. For example, keeping hands clean is also one of the best ways to protect yourself from regular flu and cold. However, do you know how to sanitize hands properly? The CDC suggests you should take the steps as follows:

1. Keep your hands wet with clean water (cold or warm water is OK). Apply soap or hand wash.

2. Rub your palms to create a lather. Don’t forget to lather the backs of hands, as well as between fingers, and under nails.

3. Scrub hands within 20 to 30 seconds.

4. Wash your hands by clean water.

5. Use a clean towel to keep your hands dry.

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Sanitize your hands in at least 20 seconds.

According to the CDC, you just need to sing the song “Happy Birthday” two times before officially completing hand-washing. Or you can also consider another choice: play any song showing how to wash your hands and follow steps in that song.

In addition, long nails are supposed to be the home for bacteria and germs; therefore, you should keep them clean and short. It is better to sanitize your hands more thoroughly, or even use a nail brush if you love rocking your stiletto nails.

The CDC also suggests that you should sanitize your hands more frequently than before as a measure to protect yourself from the COVID-19. More specifically, you should do it after having come to a public place or touching any item that many other people may touch, for example, tables, shopping carts, gas pumps, or door handles.

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Focus more on between fingers, and under nails.

When should you sanitize your hands? Here are suggestions for you!

1. After you touch rubbish.

2. After you handle pet food.

3. After you feed an animal or touch the animal waste.

4. After you sneeze or cough.

5. After you change diapers or clean up a kid in the toilet.

6. After you use the toilet.

7. Before and after you clean a wound or cut.

8. Before and after taking care of a patient whose symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting.

9. Before your meal.

10. In preparation for food.