Pay TV operator StarTimes has developed a series of videos to raise public awareness about the Covid-19 pandemic as well as help contain the spread of rumours about the virus.
As part of its social responsibility drive, the company has released 30 short videos produced by its African employees who are working remotely.
The company said in a statement: “As a leading media group based in Africa, it is StarTimes’ role to disseminate accurate and scientific information to fulfil its social requirement.
“Recently, a dedicated TV programme, StarTimes Daily Covid-19 Report, was launched in providing viewers with update and data about the pandemic in Africa and the world every weekday.
“The anti-pandemic knowledge videos further support African people with scientific knowledge to protect themselves with the right behaviours against possible infection. The videos are in accordance with guidance from experienced international professional organisations such as the World Health Organisation.”
The videos will be on the ST Guide and 22 self-operated channels and can be viewed in six different languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Hausa and Chinese. It will also be available on the StarTimes ON App and the official Facebook page and YouTube account of StarTimes for better exposure to audiences on diverse platforms.