Bangladesh women’s football team captain Sabina Khatun, midfielder Maria Manda, and defender Akhi Khatun on Saturday joined the Asian Football Confederation’s ‘Break The Chain’ campaign to kick out coronavirus.
The AFC has launched a public awareness campaign, titled #BreakTheChain’ on March 31 to promote guidelines put in place by the World Health Organization, particularly #StayAtHome.
The three Bangladesh women’s team footballers joined the drive through video massages from their respective village homes urging all to practice good personal hygiene.
In video messages they also urged people to combat the spread of COVID-19 pandemic together and requested to follow with WHO’s guidelines - Washing hands, social distancing and respecting the rules of self-quarantine.
‘Coronavirus is spreading around the world and we must stop this,’ said Sabina.
‘The steps are simple, wash your hand, maintain social distance and stay at home, if necessary. Let’s do this to keep our family and friends safe and healthy,’ said the 26-year old striker in her message from Satkhira home.
Maria, a 16-year old midfielder from Mymensingh district said that people must unite and listen to the advice of the World Health Organisation and the government. ‘Let’s do our part to break the chain,’ she said.
Akhi Khatun, another 16-year old footballer, echoed the same.
‘COVID-19 is spreading around the world and we must stop this together,’ she said.
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