Why UNICEF loved this artist’s handwashing dance

Vietnamese artiste Quang Dang’s dance video to raise awareness about the pandemic has grossed a million views on the Internet.
Photograph and video: Courtesy Quang Dang/Instagram

Regularly washing your hands with soap is one of the safest ways to protect yourself from the deadly COVID-19.

To drive this simple idea to the local audiences, Vietnamese dancer Quang Dang posted a video in which he is seen showing off some really cool moves while at the same time showing how to wash your hands.

‘COVID-2019 disease is spreading, affecting people and social activities. Regular handwashing is considered a simple and effective method to protect the community from diseases (according to the World Health Organization),’ Dang wrote in his post on Instagram and Twitter.

He also explained what inspired him to do the video:

‘According to research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 78% of people say they wash their hands often but only 25% actually wash their hands after going to the toilet, 20% wash their hands before cooking. To spread the habit of washing your hands to prevent this disease, I invite you to take part in the #ghencovychallenge challenge with me.’

The video was also shared by the UNICEF on its Twitter along with the message: ‘We love this handwashing dance from Vietnamese dancer Quang Dang. Washing your hands with soap and water is one of the first steps to protect yourself from the coronavirus.’

Here’s the video:

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