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Hand hygiene dos and don'ts: 8 expert tips to clean and hygienic hands

Even though the peak of the pandemic seems behind us, it is important to not lose focus on washing and sanitizing our hands. Good hand hygiene, especially washing our hands, is fundamental in staying protected against all kinds of germs. Here are some quick tips to ensure hand hygiene
Hand hygiene dos and don'ts: 8 expert tips to clean and hygienic hands (Pixabay)
Hand hygiene dos and don'ts: 8 expert tips to clean and hygienic hands (Pixabay)
Updated on May 06, 2022 10:36 AM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Unicef laments education losses

More than 616 million students are still being affected by full or partial school closures, the UN children’s agency said.
A girl, who missed her online classes due to lack of internet facilities, sits on the ground in a circle drawn with chalk to maintain safe distance as she listens to pre-recorded lessons over loudspeakers, after schools were closed due to Covid.(Reuters)
A girl, who missed her online classes due to lack of internet facilities, sits on the ground in a circle drawn with chalk to maintain safe distance as she listens to pre-recorded lessons over loudspeakers, after schools were closed due to Covid.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 26, 2022 04:25 AM IST
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Handwashing: How, when, how long to do it to keep infections like Covid at bay

Did you know handwashing with soap can prevent 1 in 3 people from getting diarrhoea and 1 in 5 people from respiratory illness? Know from health experts on how, when and for how long should one wash their hands to keep infections like Covid-19 at bay
Handwashing: How, when, how long to do it to keep infections like Covid at bay  (Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash)
Handwashing: How, when, how long to do it to keep infections like Covid at bay  (Photo by Myriam Zilles on Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:04 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Omicron: Know about Covid-19 third wave's effect on children, pregnant women

Should pregnant and lactating women be vaccinated against Covid-19? Will the third wave of coronavirus be more challenging for kids? Read on to find out from medical experts
Omicron: Know about Covid-19 third wave's effect on children, pregnant women  (Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash )
Omicron: Know about Covid-19 third wave's effect on children, pregnant women  (Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash )
Updated on Jan 13, 2022 09:00 PM IST
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ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

UN official warns of increasing child marriages in Afghanistan, calls for action

“I am deeply concerned by reports that child marriage in Afghanistan is on the rise. We have received credible reports of families offering daughters as young as 20 days old up for future marriage in return for a dowry,” executive director of UNICEF Henrietta Fore said.
Henrietta Fore said most teenage girls in the country were not allowed to go back to school and thus increasing the risk of child marriage.(UNICEF | Representational image)
Henrietta Fore said most teenage girls in the country were not allowed to go back to school and thus increasing the risk of child marriage.(UNICEF | Representational image)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 08:01 PM IST
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Written by Srivatsan K C | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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