DURBAN – Wearing a mask, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds are some of the steps people need to take to help curb the spread of Covid-19 and today’s Google doodle reminds people across the world the importance of these steps.
The doodle shows all letters wearing a face mask. It also links to a series of steps that are aimed at preventing the spread of the virus.
“Masks can help prevent the spread of the virus from the person wearing the mask to others. Masks alone do not protect against Covid-19 and should be combined with physical distancing and hand hygiene. Follow the advice provided by your local health authority,” said the tech giant.
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced last week that it will launch a mask challenge this week with partners from around the world to encourage people to send in photos of themselves wearing a mask.
“Being one of the key tools to stop the virus, the mask has come to represent solidarity. We’re going to be spreading further positive messages about how everyone has a role to play in breaking chains of transmission,”
“If you’re a health worker, a frontline worker, wherever you are, show us your solidarity in following national guidelines and safely wearing a mask whether caring for patients or loved ones, riding on public transport to work, or picking up essential supplies. As well as hand sanitizer, I carry a mask with me all the time and use it when I’m in places where there are crowds,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
This isn’t the first time Google has come up with a doodle related to Covid-19. In April this year, Google launched a Doodle series to recognize and honour many of those on the front lines.
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