• 2020-03-25

The war against Coronavirus rages on as the contagion has become a global nightmare. Countries have closed borders, stocks are plummeting, sporting events and other activities are on standstill and experts fear by the end of May, many companies will go bankrupt. Globally, over 350,000 cases have been confirmed, and death tolls have risen above 16,000. Africa has recorded over 2,000 cases in 43 countries, and now, South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda and Tunisia are on locked down to curb the situation; it appears in the coming weeks, other African countries might activate similar emergency protocols. So far, Prominent Zimbabwean broadcaster Zororo Makamba aged 30 passed on after catching the deadly virus, 86-year-old African saxophone legend, Manu Dibango and Congolese King of Soukous music, Aurlus Mabele has also died after testing positive for coronavirus. Ghana is currently fumigating critical areas to control the spread…but the big question is, with a poor health system, and lack of financing, would Africa survive the contagion without recording huge death tolls?

In the wake of the pandemic, Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale is set to hold a Faith Concert online on the 4th of April to encourage fans worldwide to be positive and hold on to faith instead of fear in these challenging times as humanity battles for survival against the deadly Coronavirus which has no respect for social status, rich or poor, it will devour you. The concert will be transmitted live through all his social media handles. As we wait for this nightmare to end, remember to follow prescribed procedures to stay safe. Wash your hands regularly with soap under running water for 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, eat healthy to boost your immune system, stay at home more often, avoid shaking hands and touching your face, and be active. Your life depends on it. Don’t panic, together, we’ll defeat Coronavirus.