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MOH’s Guidelines for Sound Handwashing
03 March 2020

​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has posted on its Twitter account an infographic explaining how to wash hands appropriately. This comes as part of the Ministry’s health-awareness efforts meant to control the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and a continuation of the series of educational materials it posts on the various media platforms.​

According to MOH, there are seven steps to sound handwashing. After applying soap and distributing it to both hands, palms should be rubbed with one another, with the fingers interlaced. Then, the fingers of the right hand should be rubbed with the palm of the left hand, as well as the back of the fingers and the thumb. After that, the right hand should be rubbed in a circular motion, so that the right-hand fingers become interlocked in the left-hand palm. And, finally, the hands should be dried.

MOH called on everyone to follow those health-awareness guidelines to avoid contracting viral infections. Those preventive guidelines include handwashing, using napkins when coughing or sneezing, or, else, coughing or sneezing in the crook of the arm, in addition to avoiding contact with persons who show symptoms of COVID-19 infection. Those guidelines are envisioned to curb the spread of the infection, MOH added. It called on everyone to contact the 937 Service Center for inquiries about COVID-19. Meanwhile, MOH warned, it is important to get information from reliable sources and avoid succumbing to rumors and fake news.

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