Africa 54

March 27, 2020 12:30 PM
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On this edition of Africa 54, There are now over 500,000 Coronavirus cases reported across 202 countries and territories around the world; the United States has overtaken China as the country with the most confirmed infections; Ethiopia began releasing more than 4,000 prisoners Thursday, in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus; The World Health Organization warns COVID-19 could spread more in Somalia if the country does not scale up its preparedness measures.

A54 Entertainment: Popular Ugandan musician and politician Bobi Wine, also known as Robert Kyagulanyi, is pitching in to help fight COVID-19 in his homeland. He released a song Wednesday along with fellow artist Nubian Li about the importance of personal hygiene. The rhumba melodied song implores people to regularly wash their hands, keep a safe distance and look out for symptoms like fever and cough.