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WHO says handwashing can help prevent coronavirus transmission

As the first suspected cases of coronavirus in India — which claimed over 100 lives in China and has 56 million Chinese citizens under lockdown — the WHO has released guidelines for preventing the infection from being transmitted from one person to another. These include ‘Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment’ and ‘Within healthcare facilities, enhance standard infection prevention and control practices in hospitals, especially in emergency departments.’

As the first suspected cases of coronavirus in India -- which claimed over 100 lives in China and has 56 million Chinese citizens under lockdown -- the WHO has released guidelines for preventing the infection from being transmitted from one person to another. These include ‘Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment’ and ‘Within healthcare facilities, enhance standard infection prevention and control practices in hospitals, especially in emergency departments.’

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