Fighting Covid-19 through the arts

20 Mar, 2020 - 00:03 0 Views
Fighting Covid-19 through the arts Chenhaka

The ManicaPost

Liberty Dube Entertainment Correspondent
CHENHAKA Arts Trust and Mutare City Council’s Health Department have embarked on a campaign to raise awareness on Covid-19 in Mutare.

This week, the two institutions took their campaigns to Dangamvura, Sakubva, Chikanga, Florida and Greenside.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared Covid-19 as a pandemic following deaths of thousands of people globally.

Chenhaka, which is an innovative creative arts organisation, staged several Covid-19-themed drama skits as well as traditional dances at various venues across the city.

City of Mutare’s Director of Health Services Dr Anthony Mutare said: “As City of Mutare, we have gone to the communities to raise awareness on the outbreak of Covid-19.

“We are in a state of preparedness for this condition.

“We want to make sure that the message reaches as many people as possible.”

“The campaign is also meant to demystify the myth that coronavirus only affects Asian and European nationals, and not Africans. This is a global pandemic that can affect anyone regardless of race, colour or tribe.”

As Chenhaka Trust director Taurai Moyo puts it: “We are paying back to the Mutare community by partnering with Mutare City’s Health Department in spreading awareness on the disease.

“As an organisation, we take health issues seriously.

“Creative arts are a powerful tool in communication.”

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