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5 tips to wash your hands the right way

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says washing your hands is a good way to prevent the spread of viruses like the coronavirus. Here are five tips.

Washing your hands several times a day, especially after coming into contact with a lot of communal surfaces, is one of the best ways to avoid illnesses, according to the CDC.

Here are 5 tips that show you how to wash your hands the proper way:

- Wet your hands with clean, running water (hot or cold). Then turn off the water and apply soap.

- Lather your hands with the soap, making sure to get the backs of your hands, between your fingers and under your nails.

- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds.

- Rinse your hands.

- Dry them using a clean towel or by air-drying. 

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