Proper Handwashing 'Cuts COVID Infection Risk by 20%'

  • By Bae Jun-yong

    October 16, 2020 13:21

    Thursday was the UN's "Global Handwashing Day" aimed at promoting the eponymous activity.

    The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said proper handwashing is almost as effective as a vaccine in preventing diseases including coronavirus and reduces the risk of respiratory infections by 20 percent.

    The annual observance on Oct. 15 was established in 2008 by a coalition of private, government and non-governmental organizations. 

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