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One in four health centres around the world face water shortage, increases risk of COVID-19 spread: WHO
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One in four health centres around the world face water shortage, increases risk of COVID-19 spread: WHO

According to WHO figures, while health professionals make up less than three percent of the population, they account for 14 percent of Covid-19 cases recorded around the world.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Samsung launches an app for Galaxy Watch to remind users to wash hands
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Samsung launches an app for Galaxy Watch to remind users to wash hands

The Hand Wash app includes an alarm function where users can select the Reminders button to add or modify the timings of their alarms.

In a crisis, Lifebuoy leads by example
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In a crisis, Lifebuoy leads by example

Its unique public awareness initiatives stand out and inspire.

Ignaz Semmelweis, the first physician to talk about handwashing benefits, honoured in today's Google Doodle
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Ignaz Semmelweis, the first physician to talk about handwashing benefits, honoured in today's Google Doodle

Semmelweis is a physician who is attributed as being the first person to discover the medical benefits of washing one's hands.

Do hand sanitizers protect you from infections and which one is the most effective?
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Do hand sanitizers protect you from infections and which one is the most effective?

Coronavirus is an envelope virus - meaning it has an outer coat on which alcohol can act. So yes, hand sanitizers are effective against coronavirus.

We spoke to the National Helpline about the biggest coronavirus myths. Here is what they said.
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We spoke to the National Helpline about the biggest coronavirus myths. Here is what they said.

Talk to anyone on the street about the virus and you will be met with confusion and a complete misunderstanding of the disease.

Global Handwashing Day 2019: Here's the right way to wash your hands
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Global Handwashing Day 2019: Here's the right way to wash your hands

On 15 October, the world observes Global Handwashing Day to raise awareness about the importance of washing our hands with soap.