The spread of COVID-19 has made men wash their hands more often, especially after using the toilet. A survey of 2,000 men found that 32 per cent of them did not wash their hands after using the toilet. Social media is now reporting that more men are washing their hands since the outbreak of COVID-19. People tweeted that a month ago, it was unusual to see a man using sinks in public toilets. Since the outbreak, more men are washing their hands in public toilets. A writer wrote: "For once, there are lines in men's restrooms as coronavirus makes men wash their hands for the first time."
Governments have stressed the importance of regular handwashing - not just after using the bathroom but also during the day. Regular handwashing is the best way to stop the coronavirus. Doctors in the UK and USA have told people to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds - or the time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. A radio station caller said he realised men were washing their hands more when he used toilets on a highway. He said: "There were eight sinks and men were washing their hands in all of them." He said the men were spending a long time washing their hands.