VIDEO: Officials teach 5-steps to washing hands as schools open

  • 24 February, 2020
  • Natalie Tso
Children washing their hands with the Taoyuan mayor (center) (CNA photo)

Students in Taiwan go back to school this week. That’s after winter break was extended for more than 2-weeks in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The government has released a public service announcement reminding students to wash their hands often, and showing them how to do it.

The health ministry is reminding students to wash their hands often as they return to school. When do you need to wash your hands? Before you eat. After you go to the bathroom and whenever you blow your nose. Dr. Chen says it’s a key way to stop the spread of COVID-19, because the things we touch could be covered in germs. If we then touch our  eyes, nose or mouth, we could get infected. Now, there’s a  right way to wash your hands, and it’s not just getting your hands wet.

There are  5 steps to washing your hands correctly. Wet both hands with water. Then  scrub your hands with soap – including the palms, back, and fingernails. Then  rinse both hands with water. Wash the faucet. Then  wipe your hands dry.

Remember to wash your hands the correct way to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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