Handwashing vs hand sanitiser

Keeping your hands clean is the easiest way to reduce the risk of contagion, for your own and for others’ sake. In general, both regular handwashing and the use of hand sanitiser, when done correctly, are highly effective at killing most microbes and pathogens. However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the healthcare segment is globally suffering from a lack of supply of hand sanitisers. 

Hand hygiene is one of the best tools we have to prevent the spread of infection. Watch the video to hear Carolyn Berland, PhD, share five tips on how to properly wash your hands in order to protect you and people you care about.

How to reduce risk of infection

Even though COVID-19 is a new virus, it has been confirmed that the virus enters your body via your eyes, nose and/or mouth, so to reduce the risk of getting infected:

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