Recently, a research team studied the stability of SARS-CoV-2 in different environmental conditions. They tested the virucidal effects of various disinfectants at working concentration. The experiment result showed, after 5-min incubation in 1:49(working concentration) hand soap, the virus still can be detected. Does it mean that hand soap is useless for daily protection? The answer is NO. It means we should wash our hands correctly. It’s important that rinse hands well under clean, flowing water.
How to wash hands correctly? Here’s the 8-step method.
1 Wetting hands with clean, flowing water. Apply hand soap and lather hands.