Hand hygiene, covid-19


Hand washing also known as hand hygiene, is the act of cleaning one’s hands with soap and water to remove viruses/bacteria/germs/ microorganisms. If water and soap are not available, hands can be cleaned with ash although the benefits and harms are uncertain for reducing the spread of viral or bacterial infections. This is especially important for people who handle food or work in the medical field, but also an important practice for the general public. Hand hygiene is one of the most important element of infection control activities.