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How to wash your hands

There are a few essential steps you must follow to wash your hands effectively.

Washing your hands properly is a way to help protect yourself and your loved ones from illnesses like food poisoning.


Step 1: Wet your hands and apply soap

Wet your hands thoroughly under warm running water and apply soap to them

Step 2. Rub your hands together to make a lather

Spread it over all areas of your hands and wrists, making sure it covers your palms, the backs of your hands, your wrists, your fingers and fingernails

Do this for at least 20 seconds

Step 3. Rinse well

Rinse the soap off completely under a stream of clean running water

Step 4. Dry your hands thoroughly

Use a clean hand towel or hand dryer, not a tea towel or your clothes

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