The World Health Organization is calling on some big names to take its Safe Hands challenge. WHO has asked dozens of high-profile figures, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ivanka Trump, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Greta Thunberg, to share videos of themselves washing their hands as a protective measure against , the disease caused by a newly identified .
Over the past several days, WHO director-general Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been nominating people via tweet to take the #SafeHands challenge by sharing their video and calling on at least another three people to join. Other celebrities nominated include Priyanka Chopra, Katy Perry, BTS, Jane Fonda and Al Gore.
Efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been ramping up. It has killed more than 7,500 people and infected more than 190,000 people globally. Last week, WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Numerous and are on lockdown. Major events . And many employees are being told to .
To protect against the spread of COVID-19, people are encouraged to practice thoroughly wash their hands.and to