As the world continues to battle the terrors of coronavirus, a new challenge on social media is beginning to spread awareness on the importance of washing hands amid the pandemic. Initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Safe Hands challenge encourages individuals to share videos of them washing hands in an effective way.
The Safe Hands challenge has been taken up by celebrities across the globe to spread the much-needed awareness on taking the imperative precaution.
Former batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar was among those who spread the word on safe hands. Taking to social media on Tuesday, the batting maestro wrote, “We all are concerned due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Washing hands is a simple way to contain this virus from spreading. It is important to wash hands with soap for 20 seconds. Always wash your hands properly.”
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।
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) March 17, 2020
Indian Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju, Tennis legend Maria Sharapova, Badminton champion PV Sindhu, Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone, and Anushka Sharma were among a few other celebrities who took the Safe Hands challenge.
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
I think I’m meant to nominate a few people ( have never done this before ?) ok so here we go…@NaomiCampbell @melindagates @Shezocas @TimFerrissShow @TheEllenShow @DanielLubetzky Unlike me, please stop your tap while washing ? #SafeHandsChallenge https://t.co/xGBdPI7OEB
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) March 18, 2020
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
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
Plz join with @WHO @DrTedros #SafeHands challenge! Hand washing is one of the vital precautions to stay safe from #COVID19. My humble request @RobertoValentUN @manogyaloiwal @awasthis @sanghaviharsh @Tejasvi_Surya @sikkireddy to join the #SafeHands challenge & plz share a video pic.twitter.com/hEayrdc6ep
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) March 18, 2020
PS: While it is extremely important that we wash our hands frequently to contain the spread of coronavirus, it is to be noted that wastage of water, by leaving the tap open during the entire process, would result in an uncalled water crisis.