Things you shouldn't be touching with unwashed hands

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New Delhi : Washing hands is an important factor is preventing the spread of the coronavirus. As all research shows that the coronavirus can enter through your mouth, nose, and eyes. And if you're touching those parts with unwashed hands, you can easily infect yourself. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here are things you shouldn't touch with unwashed hands. 


You should always wash your hands before putting on your mask. And if you need to adjust your mask, don't do it with unwashed hands.

Public door handles

One should wash hands before entering most public spaces, especially if you have to touch public door handles, including restaurant door handles, store handles, and workplace door handles.


You should wash your hands before and after visiting the ATM. If you can't wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol after you are done using the ATM machine.

Public pools

You should also wash your hands, or use hand sanitizer, before eating or drinking anything when using a public pool.

Public transportation

Whether you're taking the bus, train, ride share, or even using shared public bikes, you should practice good hand hygiene before. That means washing your hands thoroughly before leaving to take any of those modes of transportation. 

Elevator buttons

Elevator buttons are also considered high-touch surfaces. You should avoid touching them at all—but if you must, it's best to do so with freshly washed hands. And you should also wash your hands afterwards, of course.