AGENCIES, Mumbai: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already declared coronavirus as a pandemic. And now, WHO is reaching out to celebrities across the world to fight the deadly virus. WHO has started a new global campaign — Safe Hands — where one has been asked to share a video of how to wash your hands properly to safeguard yourself from the virus.
WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has nominated actors Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in this ‘Safe Hands’ challenge against COVID-19. He has also nominated Arnold Schwarzenegger to take the Safe Hands 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!,” tweeted Ghebreyesus.
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 has taken up the challenge and shared a video where she is seen wearing a mask and washing the hands. Bob Marley’s Three Little Birds in the background. She has nominated Tennis star Roger Federer, football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo and Indian cricket star Virat Kohli.
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
Meanwhile, as the coronavirus spreads its tentacles, a lot of misinformation is also spreading rapidly on social media especially. So, Quantico actress Priyanka, who is also the Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, took to social media to raise awareness about coronavirus. She urged all to follow the UNICEF website for reliable information on how to talk to children about COVID-19. “Misinformation during a health crisis can leave us unprotected, spread fear & panic. Knowing the facts is key to protecting yourself & your family. Visit the @UNICEF website for reliable information on how to talk to children about #coronavirus: https://uni.cf/covid-19-info #COVID19,” tweeted Priyanka.
Deepika, who has given the Paris Fashion Week a miss due to coronavirus outbreak, is social distancing herself. She recently instagrammed a photograph where she is seen organising her wardrobe. “Productivity in the time of COVID-19! #cleaning #wardrob,” the actress posted alongside the photograph.