Fighting COVID-19 With Hand Hygiene Is the Safest Choice

Coronavirus or COVID-19 has affected the entire world. It seems to be the 21st-century’s bogeyman. Life is no more the same as it used to be over a year ago. The Higher risk associated with its contagiousness has changed everything.

Our economic and social order has severely disrupted and on a scale that we have not seen in living memory. The virus is not only causing tragic loss of lives, but lockdown needed to fight it has affected billions of people economically. There is a risk that your family may have to face the lack of food and other essential supplies.

On global handwashing day, we have discussed the importance of self-hygiene to curb the spread of the virus.

Can handwashing kill Novel Corona Virus?

Wash Your Hands with Soap

Many people prefer antibacterial soap as it sound safer option to eliminate germs. However, according to FDA, antibacterial soaps does not do anything more than regular soap to kills coronavirus. So, to be clear regular hand washing with any kind of soap is important, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. It is especially important if you have been in public place, after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.

It is vital to wash your hands properly to prevent the spread of germs. You must follow these five steps every time.

  • Wet your hands with clean water.
  • Lather the soap by rubbing your hands together.
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Rinse your hands with clean water.
  • Dry your hands using towel or air dryer.

Hand Sanitizer can do wonders, Too!

Sanitize Your Hands

Hand sanitizer is a good alternative if you are out and unable to wash your hands. However, not all sanitizers have the same formulation. You must ensure to use hand sanitizer with 60% ethanol alcohol or 70% isopropanol alcohol. If your hand sanitizer is non-alcohol based or has less than 60% alcohol, then it may not be effective in killing germs.

Role and Responsibilities of a citizens during COVID-19 pandemic.

Wear Your Mask

Being a good citizen, it is our responsibility to take every possible measure to keep the community safe. This is the time to join the communal efforts to curb the spread of the virus.

  • Do not share any news on social media without confirmation of its source.
  • Do not buy products in bulk and let others have some too.
  • Always follow Govt. guidelines and instructions.
  • Always use the face mask and keep at least 1-meter distance from others.
  • Isolate yourself if you have any symptoms of Coronavirus.

Wrapping up


Regular handwashing can significantly decrease your chance of catching coronavirus. Therefore, as responsible a citizen, you must ensure that you use always use facemask and keep your hands sanitized. If there is no soap or water available, then alcohol based hand sanitizer can eliminate germs on your hand.