‘Do That Dance!’ Police and Firefighters Encourage The Nation From the Front Line with Dance Videos

The #CoronavirusDanceChallenge has gone viral in recent weeks, so it’s no surprise that it has also reached the Czech Republic. Videos of Czech police and firefighters dancing have been seen on social media, and other people are getting in on the act too. Title photo: Prague Police via Facebook.

Czech Rep., 27 Mar (BD) – How should you protect yourself from coronavirus? Keep your distance, wash your hands, avoid touching your face and… do that dance! At least, that’s the advice from a video shared by the Czech Police on Facebook last week, which has been viewed over a million times.

The performance received mostly positive feedback. “It’s good to know that at such a difficult time you haven’t lost your sense of humor,” said one of the comments.

Other videos soon followed: “We are surprised what dancers we have among us,” read the caption of the second video, which returned with different choreography.

Firefighters from the Hradec Králové region also accepted the challenge: “The ‘virusbusters’ also needed a little decontamination. We accept the #CoronavirusDanceChallenge, because we want to support our colleagues in the emergency services.”


It’s not just members of the emergency service who are finding their rhythm. Children of doctors, nurses and paramedics from Brno University Hospital (FN Brno) have been rehearsing a dance with the volunteer students of Masaryk University, who are looking after them during the state of emergency.


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