FIFA and WHO have teamed up to combat COVID-19 by launching an awareness campaign – “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” – led by world-renowned footballers, who are calling on people to follow five key steps to stop the spread of the virus.

The “Pass the message to kick out coronavirus” campaign promotes five key steps for people to follow in order to protect their health in line with World Health Organization (WHO) guidance, focusing on handwashing, coughing etiquette (i.e. covering the mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing), not touching your face, physical distancing and staying home if feeling unwell.

“FIFA and its President Gianni Infantino have been actively involved in passing the message against this pandemic since the very beginning”, said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at the virtual launch of the campaign at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. “Be it through campaigns or funding, FIFA has stood up to the coronavirus, and I am delighted that world football is supporting WHO to kick out the coronavirus. I have no doubt with this type of support that together we will win.”

“We need teamwork to combat the coronavirus”, said FIFA President Gianni Infantino. “FIFA has teamed up with WHO because health comes first. I call upon the football community worldwide to join us in supporting this campaign to pass the message even further. Some of the greatest players to have played the beautiful game have put their names to the campaign and are united in their desire to pass the message to kick out COVID-19.”

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Source : (23/03/2020)