WHY IS HAND HYGIENE IMPORTANT TO PREVENT COVID-19?

The new coronavirus is mainly spread through close contact between people. People are likely to carry the virus first by touching the surface of the object, but the virus cannot cause disease through human skin. The main reason for the infection is that people touch their faces with their hands carrying the virus, and they get sick through the respiratory mucosa. A new study by scientists found that the virus can stay in the air for 3 hours, on coins for 4 hours, and on cardboard for 24 hours, while plastic and stainless steel show that live virus can be detected within 2 to 3 days.

The WHO has always insisted that the correct and effective handwashing method is: continuous hand washing with running water and soap for more than 20 seconds.

Every year since 2008, October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Its logo is water droplets, soap and hands. World Handwashing Day was initiated by the internationally renowned health promotion organization PPPHW, which aims to respond to the United Nations' call to improve the hygiene conditions of hundreds of millions of people in the world and to establish good hygiene habits and a culture of frequent handwashing around the world.

Handwashing Tips

1. When should I wash my hands?

▲Wipe your nose after sneezing: before, during and after food preparation

▲Before eating

▲ Before and after caring for someone who is sick

▲ Before and after treatment of wounds or wounds

▲After using the toilet

▲ Changing diapers or cleaning up children who use the toilet

▲After blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing

▲ Touching animals, animal feed or animal droppings

▲ Handling pet food or pet supplies

▲After touching garbage

2. How do I wash my hands?

▲ Wet hands: Wet hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the faucet, and apply soap.

▲ Take soap solution: Use soap or hand soap, rub your hands, and rub out a lather.

▲Kneading: Rub your hands together for at least 20 seconds. Rub your palms, backs of hands, finger gaps, backs of fingers, thumbs, fingertips, and wrists. Do not rinse with water when rubbing. Be sure to wash the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and between your nails. (No timer needed, hum the "Happy Birthday" song twice from start to finish.)

▲Rinse: Rinse your hands under clean running water

▲Drying: Dry your hands with a clean paper towel, or dry in a dryer

3. Handwashing posture: The correct way to wash your hands is to put your fingertips down and your hands hang slightly so that the water can flow down your fingers so that the water can flow down and the dirt can be washed away with the water without getting your arms. superior

4. Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers: Visit friends or family in the hospital; when running water and soap are unavailable, wash your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, and wash your hands as soon as there is a water source. (Hand sanitizer should not be used when hands are visibly contaminated)

5. After washing your hands, do not touch the faucet directly. Rinse the faucet by wrapping the faucet with a dry hand towel or splashing water

6. Do not share towels or paper towels with others. Dry toilet paper should be disposed of properly after use

7. Professional rubbing technique of medical staff

8. It is very important to choose a high-quality faucet.

9. The "simple little thing" of handwashing is also closely related to each of us' daily life. For the public hand washing and advocacy handwashing movement, we must bear in mind the following three points:

-Washing hands with water is far from enough to wash away germs

-Wash your hands with soap and hand sanitizer to help prevent many germs

- Proper handwashing is the most economical and easiest health intervention

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