PV Sindhu and Hima Das Participate in WHO's #SafeHands Challenge Amid Coronavirus Crisis

PV Sindhu (L) and Hima Das

PV Sindhu (L) and Hima Das

PV Sindhu and Hima Das took the #SafeHands Challenge by WHO to spread awareness around coronavirus.

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Several athletes across the world are participating in World Health Organization's Safehands challenge to show proper hand washing practices to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Sprinter Hima Das and ace shuttler PV Sindhu also took the Safehands challenge and posted videos on Twitter.

Hima urged people to wash hands properly and regularly wherever they are. In her tweet, Hima challenged union minister Kiren Rijiju, actor Akshay Kumar, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, tennis star Sania Mirza to participate in it.

Sindhu thanked former diplomat Katherine Hadda for the challenge. She also challenged Rijiju, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and Sania Mirza.

Responding to their tweet, Rijiju posted a video of his, washing hands. The minister said that spread of coronavirus can definitely be stopped. He further challenged Union minister Smriti Irani and others to participate in the Safehands challenge.

Hima later thanked Rijiju for accepting the challenge.

Apart from Hima and Sindhu, several athletes and former players also took up Safehands challenge. These include Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, former Brazil and AC Milan midfielder Kaka and former F1 driver Romain Grosjean.

The deadly novel coronavirus has infected over 1.6 lakh people across the world. In India, there have been 138 confirmed cases of the deadly virus. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of over 7,000 people, including three in India.

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