Malawi’s artist Piksy up with “Tithane ndi Coronavirus” truck

By Esther Banda

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-One of the country’s most young talented and successful artist who is also an ambassador for United Nations Fund For Population Activities (UNFPA) Evans Zangazanga known as PIKSY on Saturday, March 21, 2020 released a new truck titled “CORONA” advocating for better ways of the current pandemic of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

The UNFPA gave Piksy guidelines to put in the song in order to pass the information to the public that if people follow those steps they will not catch the Virus.

In the song, Piksy is advising citizens to prevent Coronavirus from spreading it further and not get infected if they follow the precautionary measures outlined.

“As we all know that Coronavirus is spreading so fast and for me I can say this is the first time I have seen something like this. The world is shaken, so I decided to come up with a song. I believe that’s the best way for me to communicate to people because I can not stand there and talk to the people rather compose a song.

“People should listen to that song maybe it gets some help. The major points in the song I wanted to balance between giving people the message plus giving people hope. So the song will tell people  what to do to prevent the Virus but also it tells people that they should not panic because this will come and will go,” the artist explained

He therefore urged the nation including youths to follow whatever are being advised and to make sure that they are clean Always.

“My massage to  the Youths is we just have to be clean, keep clean hands, be on a clean Environment and follow whatever we are being advised so that we don’t catch the Virus.”

“Am wishing every Malawian all the best, may we all survive this trying time. This time is going to come, this time is going to go. So let us just follow what they are telling us and we will be fine.” He said

On Friday, March 20, 2020, President Peter Mutharika declared State of Disaster due to the threat of the Coronavirus.

President Mutharika therefore directed the restriction of public gatherings of hundred or more people, which includes schools and football matches.

Malawi has not registered any Coronavirus case.

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