One of the important rules to observe to prevent possible contamination of the dreaded disease like Coronavirus is handwashing.
Now and only now that this practice becomes mandatory when in fact it has been introduced internationally along with sanitation observation sometime in 2008.
In August 2008, the Global Handwashing Partnership held the annual world water week in Stockholm, Sweden and started the Global Handwashing Day.
The United Nation set October 15 was the date to be observed by all nations as the Global Handwashing Day.
As far as I could remember before I retired in October 2016 as a school principal of an elementary school, we had the theme – “The Power is in Your Hands!”. That’s why hands should be washed by soap. Our students were made to aware that clean hands have the “power” to maintain their hygiene and best sanitary attitude.
Our Department of Education has never failed us. It has issued an order that every school is required to put up handwashing for basin for a group of students. Every school in our country has received a budget for the construction of the said washing stand.
Now it’s indeed beyond our expectation that this practice becomes obligatory after 12 years when COVID-19 has become pandemic now.
Now the world is tumbling down. The people’s corpses keep on piling up. Employment has stopped. Trade and industry are greatly affected. Businesses are going down.
Looking at it, handwashing is a simple thing and because of it, it’s being neglected. You may not be negligent but others are.
Anyway in God’s hands, we will be spared through our unwavering faith in Him. So be it.