Coronavirus Outbreak: Here's why WHO, UNICEF are emphasising on washing hands

Updated: Apr 01, 2020, 09:22 | Saumya Gourisaria
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    According to the WHO, Coronavirus spreads when mucus or droplets containing the virus get into your body through your eyes, nose or throat. Most often, this happens through your hands

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    Hands are also one of the most common ways that the virus spreads from one person to the next. The World Health Organization, UNICEF and UNICEF India took to Instagram to spread awareness among people with the help of posters.

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    Ensuring good and consistently applied soap, environmental cleaning and waste management practices in communities, homes, schools, marketplaces and health-care facilities will further help to prevent human-to-human transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

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    In this crucial time, where one is scared and full of anxiety, it is important that we encourage one another and fight the disease, says WHO.

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    Not just hand-washing hygiene, to spread the curb of COVID-19, it is important that one must practise self-isolation as well and stay home.

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    Strictly following good handwashing and personal hygiene practices is important for all, but especially in health-care settings, where it protects both patients and health-care workers.

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    You can help children wash their hands by making handwashing easier for them, for instance, by setting up a stool so they can reach water and soap by themselves.

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    It can be made fun for them by singing their favorite songs while you help them rub their hands, recommends WHO.

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    Safe hygiene standards require a continuous and adequate supply of safe water, and sanitation systems that will continue to function even under stress or challenging conditions, such as under a changing climate.

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    Strictly following good handwashing and personal hygiene practices is important for all, but especially in health-care settings, where it protects both patients and health-care workers.

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    Meanwhile, the total number of cases in India crossed the 1250 mark.

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    Unicef wrote, "Prevention. Preparedness. Communication. All COVID-19 response efforts must include everyone, including those forced to flee their homes."

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    Unicef took to Instagram to caption a picture and said, "In addition to physical distancing, one of the best things you can do to slow the spread of Coronavirus is to wash your hands often with soap and water. The next best thing is to be kind!"

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    You need to restrict your movements for at least 14 days. You should follow the advice for everyone - stay at home as much as possible in order to curb the spread of novel Coronavirus.

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    In an adorable video, two children were heard singing 'Baby Shark Do Do' while washing their hands.

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About The Gallery

In the midst of the gloabl pandemic, World Health Organization and UNICEF have taken a lot of steps in order to emphasize the importance of hand-wash hygiene and self-isolation. With the help of a few posters, they have  managed to strike a target.

All pictures: Unicef, Unicef India, World Health Organisation's Instagram