Coronavirus Prevention Inspired This Viral TikTok Dance

The dance shows how to wash your hands with the help of a catchy song.

The coronavirus outbreak inspired a TikTok dance PSA that reminds people to wash their hands. 

Vietnamese dancer Quang Dang created a dance that reminds people to wash their hands, avoid touching their face, and stay away from crowded places. Others on the video app have started to follow along and record themselves doing the #ghencovychallenge to spread the word about protecting yourself.  

Vietnam’s National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health collaborated with songwriter Khac Hun to create “Ghen Co Vy,” which is the song the dance challenge is set to.

The government organization also asked Dang to create a dance to help spread the message. Dang says he’s “so happy” that the dance has gone viral and hopes it can help “more people protect themselves” from COVID-19.

The CDC says regular hand-washing is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. It is recommended that people scrub their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

The coronavirus has infected more than 90,000 people and killed more than 3,000 worldwide since its discovery in December 2019.