Kampala, Uganda – Kyadondo East member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu better known by his music stage name Bobi Wine and fellow artist Nubian Li have released a song that challenges the public to take the coronavirus (COVID-19) threat more seriously.
In the song, titled ‘Corona Virus Alert’, the duo high-light symptoms of the virus as well the importance of personal hygiene.
“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim, but the good news is that everyone is a potential solution,” Bobi Wine sings.
He goes on to urge people to frequently wash their hands, exercise social distancing, as well as quarantine when not feeling well.
“It’s a global pandemic we can never take for granted,” Wine adds
On his part, Nubian Li calls for self-isolation when sick, “If you get sick…please do not transmit the disease,” “Be patriotic,” he adds.
“See what is happening in Italy. Many people have died. Prevention is better than cure,” Nubian Lee sings.
– Coronavirus in Uganda –
As the coronavirus spreads across the globe, Uganda has not been spared. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, five more cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in country, bringing Uganda’s tally to 14, four days after it recorded its first patient.
Dr. Joyce Moriku Kaducu, Minister of State for Primary Health Care said that two of the five cases are Chinese nationals while the others are Ugandans.
“Dear Ugandans, this is a very critical moment for everyone as the number of positive cases keeps scaling up. Five more people have been confirmed positive, including two of the six Chinese that were got in Zombo. They cannot be presented in court for fear of further spread,” tweeted Dr Kaducu.
According to Dr Kaducu, out of the 14 cases, 12 are Ugandans while two are Chinese nationals.
Uganda has already taken a raft of measure including sealing off borders, closing bars, banning public gatherings as well as suspending public transport to contain the outbreak.