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UNICEF: Handwashing with soap, critical in the fight against coronavirus, is ‘out of reach’ for billions

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Organizations Involved UNICEF The United Nations Children's Fund
Language English
Resource Topics / SDGs::
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Increase Access to Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (SDG 6.1 & 6.2)
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COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus
Resource URL https://www.unicef.org/eap/press-releases/handwashing-soap-critical-fight-against-coronavirus-out-reach-billions-unicef
Year 2020

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Handwashing with soap, when done correctly, is critical in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but millions of people have no ready access to a place to wash their hands, UNICEF said today. In total, only 3 out of 5 people worldwide have basic handwashing facilities, according to the latest data.