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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

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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