Beauty queens advocate social distancing in order to fight Covid-19

24 Mar 2020 | Camilla Suarez

World Health Organization has come up with a very innovative way to make people across the world aware about how much essential it is for everyone to wash their hands. The ‘Safe Hand Challenge’ comes in order to raise awareness and encourage people to take their personal hygiene serious especially during the time when the world is dealing with pandemic. They have also asked people to stay in and practice social distancing in order to stop the coronavirus from spreading.



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The beauty queens across the world have used their stature to encourage their fans about the same by taking the Safe Hands Challenge which includes Miss Aisa Pacific 2000 Dia Mirza, Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra, Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray, Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst, Miss Venezuela 2019 Thalia Olvino, Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon.



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The beauty queens who are practicing social distancing since the government stated that is an essential practice that everyone should do to prevent the spreading the virus. The queens have demonstrated on how to wash their hands in order to keep them clean and combat the COVID 19 pandemic.



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Miss Asia Pacific 2000 Dia Mirza shared a video on her Safe Hands Challenge; “Learn the simple way to ensure we have #SafeHands. Let’s come together to keep our communities, families, colleagues and loved ones healthy and happy! Share and help spread the message. Let’s work together to beat #Covid19.” The video got viral in almost an hour and received a lot of positive comments from people.



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Miss South Africa 2018 Tamaryn Green who is a medical doctor by profession shared a picture along with a video on her social media which shows how to wash hands the right way. It is also seen that the diva has returned to her medical duties and helping in the hospitals as much as she can. “Washing hands is second nature to a Doctor. However, with the current pandemic we are even more cautious!”, she captioned the post.



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Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also doing her bit and using her voice to encourage her fans across the globe to stay in and practice clean hygiene. “We're all in this together. Let’s stay informed and do what we can to help stop the spread of #Covid19”, she captioned her post on social media. Priyanka went live on her social media and spoke about the possibilities of people not practicing social distancing. She also explained measures and preventions that can be taken to stop the virus from spreading.



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Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de León is also trying her bit to encourage people all over to practice social distancing. She shared a video on her social media where even though she was shooting for a photographer but she didn’t forget to mention the preventive measures she took while shooting. “We got creative with the sessions and went to the bathroom ... yes, if I wash my hands before and after leaving ... and yes, I probably disinfect the entire bathroom with the giant sponge I was wearing, you can never be too safe right??”



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Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray shared an image which said ‘Just Love’. She explained in her caption that she is thankful for everyone staying in home during this time. She took this opportunity to thank everyone who is working out there for a reason that people like us can stay safe at home. “To all the medical staff, doctors, nurses, lab technicians, medical admin staff and health workers. To all the cashiers, supermarket staff, truck drivers and those who work in getting foods and goods to the rest of the population, to the security guards, policemen and women and military personnel - thank you.”



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It is very positive and encouraging to look at the fact that every beauty queen is using their voice and platform to encourage and educate people about the pandemic. The queens have been sharing their day-to-day activities from their house to let the people know how to keep them busy during such tough times. Some have shared their home-based workouts, recipes, new challenges etc. that one can do at their time home. 

A video shared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has invited people to take the safe hands challenge. In video, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization mentions that there are several practical measures you can take to protect yourself from the new coronavirus.

NOTE: Wash your hands before and after preparing and eating food. Each time you go to the toilet, you should wash your hands after that. If you have pets, wash your hands after playing with them. Remember to turn the faucet off when rubbing your hand with soap to conserve water.