Exhibition helps spread healthy handwashing habits
An interactive exhibition titled “Health Charging Station” was set up under the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower by the Procter & Gamble brand, Safeguard. It recently announced a hygiene education initiative “Spread Health Across China” to help reach an estimated 100 million Chinese people. The organiser will provide hygiene education for more than 300 children living in Chinese rural areas every day and offer them access to handwashing facilities.
“According to a survey on hand-washing habits during the pandemic, more than 85 percent of people didn’t wash their hands properly, and nearly 70 percent washed their hands for less than 20 seconds,” said Dr Zhong Nanshan, a respiratory expert who is currently leading China’s efforts in the fight against COVID-19. “It is so important now more than ever to instill healthy handwashing habits into our routines.”
There are both online and offline components to the exhibition, where visitors can know how to properly wash their hands through the exhibition. On the first day, about 10,000 people took part in the initiative. Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower was lit in blue to mark the hygiene education initiative.