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Emmerdale scenes remind fans about hand-washing during pandemic

Digital Spy (UK) logo Digital Spy (UK) 29/05/2020 Dan Seddon

Emmerdale once again highlighted the importance of washing your hands in tonight's (May 29) episode.

With the coronavirus pandemic rumbling on, there's higher attention to personal hygiene, and the soap's first reference to the health crisis was earlier this month when Luke Posner was spotted cleaning his hands in the pub kitchen.

Tonight, it was Brenda Walker and Rhona Goskirk's turn.

a person standing in a room: Emmerdale's Brenda © ITV Emmerdale's Brenda

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As it unfolded, Brenda's hand-washing was particularly thorough, as fans witnessed the café owner getting into the very crevices for 15 seconds at least.

Meanwhile, Rhona's moment occurred when she visited Moira Barton's house – going over to the kitchen sink and giving her hands a good scrub.

a person standing on a kitchen counter: Emmerdale's Rhona Goskirk © ITV Emmerdale's Rhona Goskirk

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One viewer posting on Twitter seemed to appreciate this coronavirus nod, tweeting: "Brenda sanitising her hands. We see that #Emmerdale, we see that [three clapping emojis]."

Emmerdale currently airs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm on ITV.

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