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Importance of hand washing


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Washing your hands regularly and properly can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

It's more important than ever to wash your hands regularly and properly, with soap and water for at least 20 seconds - and if possible avoid touching your face at all times. Disinfect all commonly used surfaces, or try avoid touching surfaces other people touch often.


More about hand washing and disinfecting.