World Health Organization has launched #SafeHands challenge amidst Coronavirus scare. Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is reiterating people that washing hands with soap or hand rub that is alcohol-based. As per the WHO procedure for hand wash is as follows:
- In a cupped hand, apply the soap covering all surfaces;
- Hands are to be rubbed palm to palm;
- Next right palm on the left dorsum with
interlaced fingers and the other way around
- Then rub palm to palm with interwoven fingers;
- With interlocked fingers, back of fingers are to be rubbed by opposing palms;
- Rubbing of left thumb clasped in right palm and the other way around with a revolution of thumbs
- Rotational rubbing, backwards and forwards with clasped fingers of the proper hand in left palm and the other way around
At the end of the video, Director-General calls the world to take on the #SafeHands challenge and fight against coronavirus.
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
Indian celebrities who have accepted the #SafeHands challenge:
Various well known international and national figures have accepted the #SafeHands challenge and have also nominated others for the same.
Deepika was nominated by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus along with Priyanka Chopra, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christy Turlington for #SafeHands challenge.
I now nominate:@deepikapadukone@priyankachopra@Schwarzenegger@CTurlington
to take the #SafeHands challenge by sharing their video & calling on at least another 3 people to join us! Together, we can beat #COVID19!
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) March 13, 2020
Deepika further nominated Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virat Kohli to post a video of them washing hand.
Thank You @DrTedros, for nominating me for the #SafeHands Challenge!#COVID19 surely is an uphill health and public safety task, but all of us are in this fight together!I further nominate @rogerfederer,@Cristiano and @imVkohli to take up this challenge! #coronavirus #StaySafe https://t.co/45glSxXkqP pic.twitter.com/7s7R4pIrrL
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) March 17, 2020
How can athletes stay away from the action? #SafeHands are most important for them. Hima Das also uploaded her video and challenged Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, tennis sensation Sania Mirza, boxer Mary Kom, captain of Indian hockey team Rani Rampal for the challenge.
If you don't have access to water or soap right away, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
— O_womaniya (@Swetalana_das) March 17, 2020
P. V. Sindhu
Professional badminton player was challenged by Katherine Hadda, a former diplomat. She nominated Kiren Rijiju, Virat Kohli and Sania Mirza. Kiren Rijiju accepted the challenge and decided to post his #SafeHands video.
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
Wish you health and safety.