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Washing isn’t enough—to fight coronavirus, research shows how you dry your hands matters

Research shows that proper hand drying is also important, whether you're in a doctor's surgery or just at the office

By Julian Hunt and John Gammon  

It's not just how your wash your hands, but making sure they're dried properly. Photo: Prospect composite

With the number of people infected with coronavirus increasing around the world on a daily basis, the World Health Organization (WHO) has advised everyone to regularly and thoroughly clean their hands. This can be either with an alcohol-based hand rub or with soap and water. The hope is that good hand hygiene will limit the spread of the virus.

To wash your hands effectively, it needs to be done with clean…

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