CM Yogi (File Photo)
On the occasion of the Global Handwashing Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurates a hashtag campaign #HaathDhonaRokeyCorona (hand-washing will check the spread of corona) on Thursday.
CM Yogi Adityanath:
“We all have realised the relevance of hand washing during COVID-19 pandemic, one can’t ignore it,” said Yogi Adityanath.
The UP government has urged the public to include the hashtag in their posts. They can also share the videos and photographs to the following email — [email protected] The best videos and photographs would be rewarded, state government officials said.
State government officials and employees will wash their hands between 10 am and 12 noon while maintaining social distancing norms and wearing masks in a bid to drive home the message how to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.
Global Handwashing Day:
Thousands of people in the 75 districts of UP will wash their hands simultaneously to highlight the importance of hand hygiene. The drill will also be carried out in hospitals, anganwadi, panchayati raj and other state government departments.
Global Hand washing Day is observed every year on October 15 to highlight awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent infections.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a stark reminder that hand-washing is one of the simplest ways to prevent the spread of any virus and ensure better health outcomes overall.
The 2020 Global Handwashing Day theme is “Hand Hygiene for All.” This year’s theme follows the recent global initiative calling on all of society to scale up hand hygiene, especially through hand washing with soap.
Covid-19 pandemic cases are on the wane in the state, yet the public should remain alert. Navneet Kumar Sehgal, additional chief secretary (ACS), information, UP, was quoted saying while addressing a press conference. In addition, with Amit Mohan Prasad, ACS, health and family welfare, UP.
Experts have been insisting that washing hands would not only protect a person from SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, but would also help break the viral infection chain, a state government official said.
“Hand washing should be made a people’s movement to check the spread of Covid-19 in the state,” he added.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), regional centre, Lucknow, had organised an awareness programme. On the eve of Global Handwashing Day at an urban slum at Mansarovar Yojna, Dubagga, on Wednesday. The importance of hand hygiene and techniques of handwashing were explained to the slum-dwellers as part of the awareness campaign.
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