There have been more than 85,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, and more than 2,800 pf them were fatal. There have been confirmed cases in every continent except Antarctica, and the authorities are doing everything they can to contain the outbreaks.
The World Health Organization has shared what can we do to protect ourselves, and the first-line measure is washing our hands properly. The WHO has released a detailed step-by-step guide that shows the entire process of how should we properly do it, and you can check it out below.
Even though some people have questioned if this is really necessary, and if washing your hands can really have a significant effect in the context of an epidemic, a 2019 study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge shatters these doubts. According to the researchers, the transmission of viruses is accelerated in places where there are people concentrated in confined spaces, like an airport, and the lack of good hygiene and efficient air ventilation is the main driver of the virus.
They concluded that if the majority of air travelers would keep their hands clean, the spread of infections would be slowed down by almost 70 percent.