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From TikTok to Instagram, social media stars (and wannabes) are flooding the platform with creative ways to say what health officials have been stressing during the coronavirus outbreak: Wash your hands, please.
The latest hygiene public service announcement comes via Instagram model Samantha Gangewere, who recently took to the streets to share a unique message, reports Fox News.
Gangewere danced and posed in New York City’s Times Square while wearing a high-cut orange body shirt with a plunging neckline and carrying a cardboard sign reading “Wash Your Damn Hands”.
Snaps and video shared to Instagram show the 28-year-old Pennsylvania resident holding up her sign and dancing in the middle of the iconic NYC location while tourists pass by.
“Just here to remind y’all to wash your damn hands!” Gangewere said of the performance on Instagram, where she posted the pictures and video for her 501,000 followers.
Those on social media were split by her stunt, with some praising the woman’s helpful reminder and others shaming her for what they deemed a publicity grab.
“Making traffic stop,” one person wrote.
“You would take the opportunity to take a potentially worldwide issue and try to get some pr from it. And turn it into $,” a critic wrote.
“I’m obsessed with this,” another fan commented.
“Gotta love telling people things they should’ve learned when they were 2yrs old,” another wrote.
“Not original,” another person claimed.
“Clout chaser at its finest,” another shamed.
Despite the reactions, Gangewere said her sign was really for her own benefit, as she suffers from a weakened immune system and wishes others would practice proper hygiene for their own safety — as well as hers.
“If someone coughs near me though, (they’re) getting my backhand if they don’t cover their mouth,” she said.
However, he said in the absence of soap and water, hand sanitiser, with a concentration of between 60 and 90 per cent alcohol, could be used
A government health website advises handwashing before touching any surface that needs to stay clean, and after touching a surface or object that might contaminate hands.
Other examples include after handling rubbish, before preparing food, after touching raw meat or after blowing your nose or sneezing.
This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission