Coronavirus and Blue Twitter: What is the connection?

The lockdown which has been in place for several weeks because of the Coronavirus spreading across the world, including Pakistan, is forcing people to keep themselves busy on social media in their spare time, and the Blue Twitter Challenge trend is one such example.

According to reports of Baaghi TV, the trend is rapidly gaining popularity on social media. In this challenge, you have to share a picture of the blue color. Twitter has been on top trend since last Sunday. Users have participated in this trend using the hashtag ‘Blue Twitter’ but, why the color blue? Reportedly, blue has been chosen to express solidarity with those fighting the against the Coronavirus epidemic, and consumers are becoming part of the trend by sharing photos of themselves or others wearing blue clothes.

This color also shows that doctors and medical staff are constantly on the front line to control the virus and save lives. During the care of patients on the front line in the global epidemic when doctors and medical staff wear gowns and masks protective equipment (PPE) and appear dressed in blue. People are standing by their side in support by posting pictures with the hashtag #BlueTwitter.

The trend which started on social media on the 26th of April, has gained momentum, in which a user asked people to share a blue picture. After that, the trend became very popular on social media and people started following this trend and participating in it.

A user named Faisal Hussain shared a photo of the Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in which Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is wearing a blue dress. The user called this photo the highest image of his life.

Another user named Usman Awan shared a picture of Turkey’s famous and magnificent Blue Mosque.


A user named Iqra Butt shared a collage of pictures of the late Benazir Bhutto and Bilawal Bhutto Zardari dressed in blue.

Another user named Wasil Butt, took part in this trend by sharing a picture of Prime Minister Imran Khan in a blue dress and wrote that Imran Khan always looks good in a blue dress.

One Indian Twitter user, Sirindha Shekhar, shared photos of herself in a blue dress and wrote that there are many shades of blue and all of them are cute.

Another user from India, named Dr. Champa, shared photos taken during duty against Coronavirus and during duty before Coronavirus and wrote that it doesn’t matter, every day is blue for me.

Another social media user, Arohi, shared a picture of Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif, to motivate others to “become a part” of this trend. A user named Shyam shared a collage of photos of Salman Khan dressed in blue and wrote that blue has never looked good before. Even political commentator, columnist and anchor Sonanda Vashisht, also became a part of this trend. She shared her photos dressed in blue and wrote that decades have come and gone.

A user named Dr. Sorao shared photos taken during his duty and wrote that different shades in my blue color. Anjana Om Kashyap, executive editor of the Indian News Agency, shared a short video of herself dressed in blue and wrote that life is eternal and so is the human soul!

Maharashtra BJP Vice President Chitra Kishore took part in the trend by sharing a photo of herself in a blue saree. A user named Dr. Ganesh Chaudhry shared a photo of himself in the lockdown operation theater. While, a user shared a photo of famous Indian journalist Rosh Kumar in a blue dress and wrote that the real hero of the field of journalists.

It should be noted that prior to the #BlueTwitter the #MeAt20 Challenge was first launched on social media on April 13th with a Twitter handle called 202 Net. The trend was very popular. In this challenge, people had to share a picture of the time when they were 20 years old. This trend became very popular on social media and many celebrities from Pakistan also shared their old photos on which interesting and funny comments were made by the users.

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