9 answers to 9 questions about hand-washing during COVID-19 outbreak

Washing your hands can protect you and your loved ones.

Children washing hands.
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Respiratory viruses like coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat. Most often, this happens through your hands. Hands are also one of the most common ways that the virus spreads from one person to the next.

During a global pandemic, one of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to prevent the spread of a virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

This booklet explains everything you need to know about how to wash your hands the right way.

Cover page of the booklet on everything you need to know about hand-washing.
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