Updated: March 18, 2020 6:06:03 pm
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched a social media campaign called #safehands challenge, in an attempt to urge people to practise hygienic hand washing techniques to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.
The Director-General of the WHO, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, showing techniques of handwashing, kicked off the campaign on Friday and called on people all over the world to participate and post their own video of washing hands.
Watch the video here:
There are simple things we each must do to protect ourselves from #COVID19, including 👐 washing with 🧼 & 💦 or alcohol-based rub.
WHO is launching the #SafeHands Challenge to promote the power of clean 👐 to fight #coronavirus.
Join the challenge & share your 👐 washing video! pic.twitter.com/l7MDw1mwDl
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 13, 2020
“You too can have safe and clean hands anywhere. Now I am calling on the world to take the WHO Safe Hands challenge to be ready for coronavirus,” Ghebreyesus says in the video, demonstrating the right way to wash hands.
The challenge was posted on various social media handles of the organisation, and has now been taken up by various celebrities and world leaders, including Indian badminton player PV Sindhu, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, Brazilian football legend Kaka, and Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Rwandan President Paul Kagame also took to Twitter to take part in the challenge.
Take a look at some of the videos here:
हम सभी कोरोना वायरस (COVID-19) की वजह से चिंतित है।
इस वायरस को फैलने से रोकने के लिए जो एक आसान सी चीज़ हम कर सकते है वो है अपने हाथों को स्वच्छ रखना।
Thank you Ms @KatherineHadda for the challenge. Definitely we all can help slow the spread of #COVID2019
I now challenge @KirenRijiju @imVkohli @MirzaSania Make sure everyone wash yours hands properly #SafeHandsChallenge @WHO pic.twitter.com/Fztd6CzGU9
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) March 17, 2020
I accept your challenge @Pvsindhu1 @HimaDas8
We all can definitely stop the spread of #COVID2019 , I now challenge @smritiirani ji, @manikabatra_TT @AdnanSamiLive to make sure everyone washes hands properly. #SafeHandsChallenge @WHO https://t.co/BrOzcaYzMG pic.twitter.com/ehRLZwWUzJ
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 17, 2020
Wash your hands properly and regularly wherever you are. Lets come together and spread awareness. I challenge @KirenRijiju sir @akshaykumar sir @iTIGERSHROFF @sachin_rt sir @MirzaSania @MangteC @imranirampal for #HandwashChallenge #SafeHandsChallenge pic.twitter.com/5EoyBPg5C4
— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) March 17, 2020
— Alisson Becker (@Alissonbecker) March 14, 2020
— Matthew West (@matthew_west) March 17, 2020
I join @WHO @DrTedros #SafeHands challenge! Hand washing is one of the vital precautions to stay safe from #COVID19. I humbly request @AnupamPKher @arjunbhatigolf @arunbothra @NishaBiswal @AfrozShah1 @bhaichung15 to join the #SafeHands challenge and please share a video. pic.twitter.com/9YVDtM9VcB
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 17, 2020
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