Apple introduces hand-washing feature in new iOS

Apple has announced on Monday new features to encourage mask-wearing and hand-washing as part of its latest software for iPhones, Watches, and other gadgets.

The U.S. tech company at its Worldwide Developers Conference introduced a new feature for Apple Watch to help guide people to wash their hands. Its popular memoji can now be updated to include a cloth covering.

The hand-washing feature follows Samsung’s lead, and it works by providing a countdown timer to ensure that users are scrubbing their hands for at least 20 seconds.