The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on a number of prominent figures to take on the Safe Hands challenge, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ivanka Trump, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Sweden’s “green girl” Greta Tenberg, according tomedia. They shared videos on social media platforms of their hand washing – measures to prevent the spread of the new corona virus.
In the past few days, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has taken to Twitter to take a video of his hand washing while taking part in the “SafeHands Challenge.” Other nominees include ParkACA Chopra, Katy Perry, BTS, Jane Fonda and Al Gore.
Celebrities including Wildcat and Billy Porter have also shared videos of themselves promoting hand hygiene on social media platforms.
Efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have been stepping up. More than 7,500 people worldwide have died from the disease, and more than 190,000 people have been infected with the deadly virus. Last week, WHO declared the new coronavirus a pandemic. As a result, many cities and countries are under lockdown, a large number of major events have been cancelled or postponed, and many employees have been told to work from home.
To prevent the spread of the new coronary virus, WHO encourages people to keep their distance from the population and wash their hands frequently.