Bobi Wine, a Ugandan musician and politician has released a new song to raise awareness about coronavirus.
In the song titled “Corona Virus Alert”, the rapper stresses the importance of maintaining high personal hygiene in order to curb the spread of the virus.
Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is one of the most vocal opponents of Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. He is the MP for Kyadondo East constituency.
“The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution,” Bobi Wine says in the song featuring Nubian Li. “Sensitise the masses to sanitise. Keep a social distance and quarantine,” he says.
About 33 cases of coronavirus infections have been reported in Uganda.
On Sunday President Museveni suspended public transport for 14 days. “This directive affects taxis, coasters, minibuses, buses, all passenger trains, tukutukus [tricycles] and bodabodas carrying passengers. The rationale is to minimise movement and contact among people,” he said. “With immediate effect, markets should only be used for sale of foodstuffs. Trading of non-food items in the markets is suspended immediately. We expect this to greatly reduce numbers in the markets and help enforce social distancing.”