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Table 2 Prevent getting sick

From: Comparative analysis of COVID-19 guidelines from six countries: a qualitative study on the US, China, South Korea, the UK, Brazil, and Haiti

Countries Total time of washing hands Hand washing Cover coughs and sneezes Social distance Face cover/gloves Avoid touching face with unwashed hands
US 20 s (until dry if using hand sanitizer Soap, hand sanitizer (> 60% alcohol) Elbow or tissue, Immediately wash your hands or use hand sanitizer afterward 6-ft Cloth face cover (Update on April 4, 2020) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
China Keep good hand hygiene Soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizer Elbow N/A Disposable medical facemask, Surgical mask, Gloves are recommended Avoid touch face with hands when you uncertain about hands’ cleanness.
South Korea More than 30 s Soap Elbow 2-m Facemask Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
UK 20 s Soap, hand sanitizer Tissue, wash your hands 2-m (6-ft) N/A Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth
Brazil 40–60 s with soap, 20–30 s with alcohol Soap, 70% alcoholic preparation Tissue or arm 2-m Face cover (Update on April 5, 2020) Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with your unwashed hands
Haiti N/A Soap Elbow or disposable handkerchief 2 steps, (Updated on April 20, 2020) 3 steps Facemask Remember to always wash your hands before touching your mouth, eyes and nose
  1. All the information was only extracted from the government’s guidelines. Information from public news or other heath institution guidelines were exclude. The terms were extracted directly from the government guidelines. N/A represents the information did not indicate in the guidelines.