Dabbing Officially Recognised By WHO For Covid-19 Protection, Stay Safe While Looking Cool

WHO Suggests Doing The Perfect Dab To Protect Yourself From Covid-19

Face masks aren’t the most fashionable accessories, so it’s tough to look good this Covid-19 season. But with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest suggestion of ‘dabbing’, you can be sure to look lit while staying safe.

In Facebook post on Saturday (14 Mar), the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend doing the perfect dab to stay safe from Covid-19.


If you don’t know what dabbing is, read on to find out how you can do it.

WHO suggests dabbing for coughs & sneezes to beat Covid-19

In their post, WHO cautions for all of us to be ready for the coronavirus. They suggest to dab when you cough, dab when you sneeze, and dab to beat Covid-19.


To perform the perfect dab, one should drop their head into the bent crook of a slanted, upwardly angled arm, while raising the opposite arm out straight in a parallel direction, according to Wikipedia.

An illustration of the perfect dab

As people all around the world are advised to sneeze or cough into the crook of their elbow, the dab is a surefire way to limit the spread of germs.

Netizens were tickled by WHO’s sense of humour

It seems netizens were tickled pink by WHO’s approach to reach out to the masses via meme culture.

One netizen called WHO’s method “a great connection for young kids”.


Another netizen thanked WHO for helping people understand.


A netizen also joked that Covid-19 was a scheme to bring back dabbing as a trend.


While the Covid-19 pandemic is no laughing matter, WHO’s lighthearted post is a timely reminder that we should maintain our sense of humour even in the darkest of days.

As usual, do remember to practise good hygiene to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Featured image adapted from @homici on Twitter and WHO on Facebook.

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