A NHS doctor has said wearing gloves when going shopping could make it more likely that you will contract and spread the coronavirus.

Dr Karan Raj took to social media site TikTok to explain why you don’t need to wear gloves when going out.

Using a pair of medical gloves and a pen, he shows how the virus can accumulate on your hands as you come into contact with baskets, trolleys and self-service checkouts.

He said: "You’ve got your gloves, you’re at the supermarket, you’re touching things – there you go: germs.

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(Dr Karan explains why you don't need to wear gloves at a supermarket. Picture: TikTok/@Dr.Karanr.)

"You keep touching more things throughout same day with these same gloves, germs everywhere. You’re accumulating germs.

"Your glove is now more full of germs than your hand would’ve been if you washed each time.

“Remember, with these same gloves you’ll be touching your steering wheel, you might accidentally touch your face, transferring the germs to yourself."

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(Dr. Karan showing how germs can accumulate. Pictrure: TikTok/@Dr.Karanr.)

"And then when you’re changing the gloves you might actually be touching the glove itself."

He added: "Just wash your hands, be sensible, stay safe."