If hand washing isn't available, is hand sanitizer effective to get rid of coronavirus?
Hand washing is always best, but if you’re somewhere where that’s not possible, hand sanitizer is a good alternative. Be sure to use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands, get in between your fingers, and let it completely dry. The drying process is necessary to ensure it kills any germs on your hands.
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