Blue Ivy Carter's coronavirus PSA: 'This is why it’s important to wash your hands'

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Beyonce and Blue Ivy Carter attend the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on Feb. 18, 2018, in Los Angeles.

Blue Ivy Carter, the 8-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, has in important message: Wash your hands.

In an Instagram video that's been viewed nearly 45,000 times, Blue Ivy demonstrates how soap and water can eliminate the coronavirus.

"My brilliant granddaughter Blue did this experiment to show how washing your hands fights the virus," posted Carter's grandmother, Tina Lawson.

Blue shows how a little soap makes the virus (represented by black pepper) disappear in a bowl of water.

"Hey, y’all, and since we’re all stuck at home, I have this little DIY experiment that you can do at home, too," Blue said. "This is why it’s important to wash your hands."

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Blue's advice is consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which identifies frequent hand-washing as one of best techniques to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

"If you wash your hands, your hands will stay clean," Blue said. "If you keep your hands dirty, you might get sick."

Blue's mom is also doing her part to get the word out about coronavirus: She made a surprise appearance on Saturday's "One World: Together at Home" broadcast, thanking essential workers and highlighting the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on black Americans.

"Black Americans disproportionately belong to these essential parts of the workforce that do not have the luxury of working from home," Beyoncé said. "This virus is killing black people at an alarmingly high rate here in America. 

"Please, protect yourselves. We are one family and we need you. We need your voices, your abilities, and your strength all over this world."

Contributing: Kim Willis, USA TODAY

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