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VIDEO: Why are soap and water so effective against COVID-19?

Health organisations across the globe are urging the public to regularly wash their hands in order to slow down the spread of Covid-19.

The Department of Health has issued a video, explaining the impact that soap and water have on the virus.

The following are details from the video on the importance of handwashing:

  • Soap dissolves the outer layer, or membrane, of a virus;
  • Without this membrane, the virus falls apart and becomes inactive;
  • The virus detaches from the skin and falls apart in soapy water;
  • Skin is a rough surface, which means you have to rub and soak to ensure maximum reach;
  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds each time and dry them thoroughly;
  • When soap and water are not practical, disinfectants, alcohol wipes and gels are also effective.

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