WHO Urges Celebrities To Take Up The SafeHands Challenge For Coronavirus Prevention

WHO SafeHands Challenge. WHO launched this handwashing challenge and celebrities around the world are taking it up against coronavirus.

Chanchal Sengar
Written by: Chanchal SengarUpdated at: Mar 16, 2020 18:11 IST
WHO Urges Celebrities To Take Up The SafeHands Challenge For Coronavirus Prevention

The grip of coronavirus is getting stronger day-by-day. Global health organizations like WHO have thus become proactive in tackling this epidemic in every possible manner. Recently, Director-General of WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus launched the ‘SafeHands’ challenge through a video where he is telling the best handwashing techniques step-by-step. Not just that, he has asked celebrities around the globe to take up this challenge and promote handwashing to fight this pandemic. He also tagged Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone in a social media post and nominated them to perform this challenge. Read more details in this article.

The #SafeHands Challenge

This movement is started by the Director-general of the World Health Organisation where he is seen showing proper handwashing practices. It is known to one and all that prevention from Coronavirus is only possible with hygiene and sanitization. We are required to keep our hands clean and sanitized in order to avoid the infection to enter our body through the mouth. Also, maintaining at least one-meter distance from a person is necessary.

In the 2-minute video, Ghebreyesus is seen teaching good handwashing techniques including hand rubbing and hand washing. These are important to ward off the virus and stay safe from the fatal coronavirus attack.

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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Deepika Padukone Nominated

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tagged Bollywood beauties Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone to take up this challenge and join hands for the noble cause. None of them have responded to this though.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the famed Hollywood actor was also in the list of nominated celebrities. He did take up the challenge and posted the video asking his fans to adopt these handwashing practices and stay safe. he captioned the post “Be safe. Wash your hands. Listen to scientists and experts, bit foreheads. Together, we can slow this down and protect each other.

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Alisson Becker, Liverpool goalkeeper who was also amongst the nominated celebrities took up the challenge.

Natália Loewe Becker, WHO’s goodwill ambassador also attempted the challenge after husband Alisson Becker.

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