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17 March 2020, 11:28 | Updated: 17 March 2020, 14:35
Gloria Gaynor is taking no chances with coronavirus and is re-training her fans in the art of hand washing properly along to her most popular song.
Coronavirus has been the biggest pandemic of our generation and 70-year-old Gloria Gaynor is taking it just as seriously as everyone else.
The singer been posting more regularly and has even joined TikTok, with her latest video going viral and it's all based around her hit song I Will Survive and hand washing to help bead the spread of coronavirus.
Gloria's iconic song won a Grammy in 1979, but has now had a resurgence after she made a video to demonstrate how to scrub one’s hands most efficiently — while singing along to her hit song.
Gloria can be seen lathering her hands with soap while singing along to her iconic song in the mirror.
The hitmaker captioned the video: "It only takes 20 seconds to ‘SURVIVE’!
"Stay safe and healthy everyone! Wash your hands often every day for 20 seconds or more."
Fans rushed to share their own versions of the "#IWillSurviveChallenge" where they could be seen washing their hands along to Gloria's video.
Gloria later posted on Instagram: “Thank you for supporting me and my team’s efforts to keep everyone safe & healthy during these trying times!”
In 2017, Gloria launched an online community called iwillsurvive.org, a charity fundraising site where people could "write their stories about the different things they have survived".
At the time of the launch, Gloria told People: "People do come to me with all of these stories, and they inspire and uplift and encourage me with these stories, letting me know that I’m not here just taking up space on this planet and rather that I’m serving a purpose and have been an inspiration to them.
"Never give up. Just know that God has placed you in everything you need to survive whatever life throws at you."