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The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has [made / done] more men wash their hands more often, especially after [gone / going] to the toilet. A recent survey of 2,000 men in the UK [found / find] that 32 per cent of them did not wash their hands after [use / using] the toilet. However, social media reports that more men are washing their hands [on / in] public toilets since the outbreak of COVID-19. People on Twitter [written / wrote] that a month ago, it was [unusual / unusually] to see a man using the [stinks / sinks] in a public toilet. Since the outbreak, more men have been washing their hands in public toilets. Dan McCoy, a writer from New York, said: "For [twice / once] , there are lines in men's restrooms as coronavirus makes men wash their hands [for / by] the first time."

Governments around the world have [stress / stressed] the importance of regular handwashing. This is not just after using the bathroom but also [throughout / thoroughly] the day. Doctors say [regulate / regular] handwashing is the best way to stop the [spread / speared] of the coronavirus. Health authorities in the UK and USA have told people to wash their hands for at [last / least] 20 seconds each time - or the time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice. A [caller / called] into a UK radio station spoke about the first time he realised men were washing [them / their] hands. It was when he [stopped / stooped] at the toilets on a highway. He said: "There were eight sinks and men were washing their hands in [every / all] of them." He also said the men were spending a long time [carefully / careful] washing their hands.

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