More than 740,000 Peruvians, Mexicans and Argentines have established a world record certified by the Guinness organization of the majority of people washing their hands at the same time, announced the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) on Thursday.
The previous record had been established in Bangladesh in 2009 when 52,970 people had washed their hands together, said PAHO.
The new exploit was achieved on October 14 and approved this week by Guinness World Records organization.
Peru has mobilized 604,246 people, Mexico 134,790 and Argentina 1834, for a total of 740,870 individuals.
PAHO was behind this initiative as part of its campaign to promote hygiene and the importance of hand washing on the continent.