Oct 15, 2020
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Rospotrebnadzor told how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection by a third

Regular hand washing with soap and water reduces the likelihood of contracting coronavirus by 36%, reports RIA Novosti with reference to Rospotrebnadzor.

The department recalled that during this procedure, the outer membrane of the virus is destroyed, due to which it is inactivated.

In addition, hand washing reduces the risk of acute respiratory infections by 20% and helps protect against other infectious diseases, including cholera, Ebola, SARS and hepatitis E.

Rospotrebnadzor said that you need to wash your hands after coming from the street, visiting the toilet, before and after using personal protective equipment, after sneezing, before preparing and eating food, after caring for a sick person, communicating with animals and in other cases when hands are dirty ...

October 15 is World Day of Clean Hands.

Recall that over the past day in Russia a new anti-record was set for the daily incidence of COVID-19. Specialists identified 14,231 cases of infection, 239 people became victims of the disease.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in the Russian Federation, there are 1,340,409 infected with coronavirus infection, 23,205 people have died.

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