COVID-19 : Rani Rampal advises fans to wash hands regularly


New Delhi: Indian women’s hockey team skipper Rani Rampal on Wednesday advised fans to wash hands regularly to help keep coronavirus infection at bay.

Accepting the Safe Hands Challenge from ace athlete Hima Das and sand-artist Sudarsan Pattnaik, Rampal posted a video showing a tutorial on how to wash hands properly.

“I accept #SafeHandsChallenge from @sudarsansand @HimaDas8 I request everyone to take precautions and #StaySafe. I further challenge @SjoerdMarijne @waynelombard @boxervijender @KarmanThandi @geeta_phogat @BabitaPhogat @Sangram_Sanjeet to make sure people around you stay safe,” Rampal tweeted.

She further challenged women’s team head coach Sjoerd Marijne, boxer Vijender Singh, wrestler Geeta Phogat, Babita Phogat, and three more to take the Safe Hands Challenge.

Rampal had said that the team has been training like before, but the players are strictly following all the preventive measures advised by the doctors and the coaching staff.

“Our training has been going on as it was taking place earlier. But the doctors and our coaching staff have suggested many preventive measures and our team is following that,” Rampal had told ANI.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide has surpassed 1,79,000.(ANI)