Coronavirus: What does 20 seconds of hand washing look like?

When you can't wash your hands with soap and water, experts said hand sanitiser with 60 per cent alcohol is a good idea.

A guide to washing your hands is proof that thousands of people aren't practising good hygiene. That being said, sure, you can buy alcohol and make your own "hand sanitiser" at home, but there is a reason that most people don't like pouring vodka on their hands.

But if you think you can just give your fingers a quick rubdown with a dab of hand sanitizer, the World Health Organization says you're not going far enough.

But there are plenty of really fun songs to fill up those 20 seconds too - seriously, you can have a pretty sweet mini karaoke with yourself at the sink with these bad boys.

Nearly everywhere is sold out of hand sanitizer at the moment. Below are some retailers to try - although you might not be in luck right now, many promise that products will be restocked soon, so it's worth checking back. For certain types of germ - including norovirus - soap and water is more effective, according to the CDC.

Because coronavirus is a new illness, the official medical line on this isn't clear-cut.

Apply a palmful of hand sanitizer in a cupped hand, using enough to cover all surfaces.

Washing your hands correctly is even more important now that the coronavirus has spread to nearly 70 countries and officials are scrambling to help people stop spreading the virus among themselves.

"Washing hands with soap is the best way to eliminate large amounts of germs", said Chairman of the Indonesian Emergencies Doctors Association (PDEI) dr. Moh.

What is the five-step process to flawless hand washing?

While the US-based Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has suggested to "wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing".

But what other songs can you sing along to?

Go, wash your hands.

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