Alternative songs to sing while you're washing your hands to help prevent Coronavirus

Tired of singing Happy Birthday?

Alternative songs to sing while you're washing your hands to help prevent Coronavirus

As the number of the Covid-19 coronavirus in Ireland total at nine, health officials are reiterating the importance of washing our hands properly.

The HSE has advised that 15-20 seconds is the minimum amount of time people should spend scrubbing your hands with soap and water or alcohol hand rub to help prevent infection.

Or the same length of time it takes to sing Happy Birthday song twice.

You can imagine it only takes a few trips to the bathroom before flashbacks of your tenth birthday party come back to haunt you.

Thankfully, Irish journalist, Nicky Ryan has tweeted a list of songs that also have a 20-second chourses.

Her list includes Mambo No 5, the Irish dancefloor national anthem, Maniac 2000, Bat Out of Hell and Cher’s Believe.

But if you’re really up for getting that bathroom sing-song going there are also these dancefloor bops.

Beyonce’s Love on Top

Fleetwood Mac's Landslide

Toto’s Africa

Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive

Lizzo’s Truth Hurts

And with no pun intended ...

TLC’s No Scrubs

The Vietnamese Health Department have also released a song about coronavirus which is pretty catchy.

The tune, called The Vietnam Conoravirus song, explains the virus' origins and the importance of protecting oneself against the virus. It also advises listeners to “be responsible if we want to keep it from exploding.”

For more information on the best way to stop the spread of harmful germs, check out

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