Using hand sanitizer is easy enough. Of course, you still need to be thorough, rubbing down every part of your hands carefully, but it is fairly effective in killing the coronavirus, but does this mean that it is a good substitute for washing your hands? The short answer is – not always. Washing your hands with soap and hot water is very effective since the soap not only kills the virus, it also makes it so it can’t attach to your skin, making it easy to wash off. Hand sanitizer only kills the virus but doesn’t remove it from your hands. This is why hand-sanitizer is a good option if you don’t have access to a sink, but if you want to play it safe, you should head to the sink and wash well with soap and hot water. Even after you have used hand sanitizer, you should take the opportunity to use a sink to wash up well as soon as you can.