With an aim to make people aware about cleanliness and hygiene amid the coronavirus outbreak, Assam sprinter Hima Das on March 17th, 2020, has taken #SafeHands challenge and appealed people to come together to prevent it.
Urging many well-known personalities including pugilist Mary Kom and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to take it forward, Hima shared a 45-second long video on Twitter where she is seen washing her hands. “Wash your hands properly and regularly wherever you are. Lets come together and spread awareness,” the Dhing Express wrote while tagging Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff in her post.
Earlier, ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu had also taken up the challenge and had posted a video on Twitter in which she was seen washing her hands with soap for almost 30 seconds.
“Thank you Katherine Hadda for the challenge. Definitely we all can help slow the spread of COVID-19. I now challenge Kiren Rijiju, Virat Kohli and Sania Mirza. Make sure everyone wash your hands properly,” she tweeted.
Meanwhile, Kiren RIjiju accepted the challenge and posted a 40-second long video on Twitter where he was seen washing his hands with soap. “I accept your challenge @Pvsindhu1 @HimaDas8. We all can definitely stop the spread of #COVID2019,” he wrote while challenging Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Irani, International Table Tennis Player Manika Batra and Music Composer and Singer Adnan Sami.
The World Health Organisation, which has declared coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, has been continuously asking people to wash their hands with soap regularly to avoid infection.
The COVID-19 has claimed over 7,000 lives across the world so far while the number of positive cases in India rose to 130 so far and three people have lost their lives due to coronavirus.
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