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Coronavirus Outbreak: Actor Dia Mirza Takes #SafeHandsChallenge, Hopes ‘Good Health And Surakshit Haath’ For Everyone

Amid coronavirus scare, actor Dia Mirza takes the #SafeHandsChallenge. The actor posted a video of her washing hands with soap and said, “May we all help each other to keep our families, colleagues, friends and ourselves healthy”

Coronavirus Outbreak: Actor Dia Mirza Takes #SafeHandsChallenge, Hopes 'Good Health And Surakshit Haath' For Everyone

New Delhi: Actor and Goodwill Ambassador UN Environment, Dia Mirza has become the latest celebrity to join the social media trend of #SafeHandsChallenge. Amid the concerns of novel coronavirus across the globe, on March 13, World Health Organisation (WHO), which has earlier declared COVID-19 as a pandemic, launched the ‘Safe Hands Challenge’. The challenge involves washing hands thoroughly with soap or using alcohol-based sanitiser and posting a video of the same while nominating three more people to join in.

Actor Dia Mirza on Thursday evening joined this healthy trend and posted a short video of herself washing hands. In the video, she is also seen singing ‘sabke ho surakshit haath‘ (Everyone should have clean hands). The actor posted the video along with a message on Twitter and said,

May we all help each other to keep our families, colleagues, friends and ourselves healthy. #COVID19..सबके हो सुरक्षित हाथ #SafeHandsChallenge

Dia Mirza was nominated by Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, to take the Safe Hands Challenge. Thanking her for the nomination, Dia Mirza added,

Thank you, @andersen_inger for the opportunity to help spread the message on the importance of #SafeHands.

View Dia Mirza’s Safe Hands Challenge

Apart from the challenge, Dia Mirza also welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of ‘Janta Curfew’ on March 22, Sunday, which he announced in his 29-minute address on March 19. She said,

Wholeheartedly welcome the Prime Minister’s idea of a #JanataCurfew. These are extraordinary times and it requires our united response to this pandemic. And yes, a BIG salute to the frontline health workers who are relentlessly fighting this virus for us ???????????? #Covid19.

Also Read: Coronavirus Outbreak: We Have To Be Responsible Citizens, Says PM Narendra Modi As He Urges People To Stay Indoor

A Look At Safe Hands Challenge

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation, kick-started this challenge on social media by posting a two-minute long video in which he is seen giving a lesson on how to have clean and safe hands. Dr Tedros in his video message taught the right technique to wash hands in 11 steps. He also asked everyone to take this ‘Safe Hands Challenge’ and show the world the importance of keeping hands clean at this crucial time.

Many have already taken this challenge and showed their support for the cause – from actor Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Badminton player P. V. Sindhu, Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to Union Minister Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr Harsh Vardhan, to name a few.

Also Read: Coronavirus 2019: World Health Organization Introduces #SafeHands Challenge To Promote Hand Hygiene And Prevent COVID-19

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In Numbers: Coronavirus Outbreak

In India, there has been a sharp increase in the total number of coronavirus or COVID-19 cases. On March 20, the coronavirus-related cases crossed the 200-mark with nearly 30 fresh cases, according to the Ministry of Family and Health Welfare. Four people from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra have died in the last two weeks due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus originated late last year in a food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan and since then, worldwide, over 8,000 people have died due to this highly infectious virus and over 2 lakh people have been reported infected.

Also Read: Are You Suffering From Cold, Flu Or Coronavirus? Doctors Explain How To Spot The Difference

World

26,10,35,501Cases
22,18,42,204Active
3,39,98,278Recovered
51,95,019Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,10,35,501 and 51,95,019 have died; 22,18,42,204 are active cases and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 3:39 am.

India

3,45,72,523 8,774Cases
1,05,6911,328Active
3,39,98,278 9,481Recovered
4,68,554 621Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,72,523 confirmed cases including 4,68,554 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,05,691 and 3,39,98,278 have recovered as on November 28, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,33,612 507

11,905 248

64,80,799 738

1,40,908 17

Kerala

51,29,359 4,741

49,152 957

50,40,528 5,144

39,679 554

Karnataka

29,95,285 322

6,783 143

29,50,306 176

38,196 3

Tamil Nadu

27,24,731 740

8,382 36

26,79,895 765

36,454 11

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,446 248

2,158 5

20,55,856 253

14,432

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,373 5

86 5

16,87,377 9

22,910 1

West Bengal

16,14,152 701

7,820 27

15,86,882 717

19,450 11

Delhi

14,40,834 27

290 11

14,15,448 37

25,096 1

Odisha

10,48,492 264

2,222 6

10,37,864 255

8,406 3

Chhattisgarh

10,06,733 27

326 7

9,92,814 20

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,741 26

187 13

9,45,599 13

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,382 28

291 17

8,16,999 45

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,120 23

112 9

7,82,480 14

10,528

Haryana

7,71,654 11

159 1

7,61,441 10

10,054

Bihar

7,26,212 3

39 6

7,16,510 9

9,663

Telangana

6,75,479 160

3,545 11

6,67,946 148

3,988 1

Assam

6,16,435 123

2,720 71

6,07,624 189

6,091 5

Punjab

6,03,190 17

313 22

5,86,284 39

16,593

Jharkhand

3,49,216 20

109 0

3,43,967 20

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,183 14

150 6

3,36,626 8

7,407

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,386 149

1,724 5

3,30,189 141

4,473 3

Himachal Pradesh

2,26,941 82

809 18

2,22,287 97

3,845 3

Goa

1,78,839 40

275 9

1,75,183 31

3,381

Mizoram

1,34,279 358

4,117 110

1,29,672 466

490 2

Puducherry

1,28,860 35

326 5

1,26,662 30

1,872

Manipur

1,25,117 19

673 1

1,22,474 18

1,970 2

Tripura

84,784 13

89 9

83,874 3

821 1

Meghalaya

84,414 20

308 27

82,635 44

1,471 3

Chandigarh

65,443 5

52 4

64,571 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,269 9

37 4

54,952 5

280

Sikkim

32,211 4

114 5

31,694 9

403

Nagaland

32,100 4

135 1

31,269 5

696

Ladakh

21,494 27

249 6

21,032 21

213

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

28 1

10,315 1

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,680 2

5 2

7,546

129

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