24 March 2020: Amidst rising global concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19), we are seeing more and more Nigerians battening down the hatches to implement social-distancing in an effort to stop the spread of the virus. During this time of self-isolation, it is important now more than ever, that locals remain educated and alert about the health and safety options available to them. Thankfully, local content creators have stepped up to TikTok to share their own tips and tricks during these worrying times, some via the platform’s latest #WashingHands challenge.
Below, we’ve highlighted a few of our favourite, local videos:
- First, Kemzmama reminds us to stay safe by washing our hands and using hand sanitizers. Take a look here: https://www.tiktok.com/@kemzmama
- It is important for the safety of yourself and everyone to avoid direct contact with people right now, no handshakes and especially no hugs as Agent of laughter shows us. Take a look here: https://www.tiktok.com/@agentoflaughter
TikTok, along with its community of talented creators, remains focused on supporting Nigerians by providing them with access to accurate information, in partnership with trusted local health officials, such as the World Health Organization, to serve the health and wellbeing of the community. Within the app, users have full access to an informational page that provides credible information from the World Health Organization and contains answers to common questions, offers tips on staying safe, and dispels some of the myths around COVID-19.
Lastly, TikTok is donating $10 million to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Solidarity Response Fund which helps the WHO carry out vitally important work, including sending essential supplies to front line health care workers, ensuring communities have access to the latest science-based information, and accelerating efforts to discover life-saving treatments or vaccines. Read more here.
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