Here is how Namibian celebrities are giving back during the coronavirus outbreak.
In the wake of the new worldwide coronavirus pandemic, many socialites and celebrities across the globe have been giving back through relief efforts. Namibian creme de la creme of creatives Zulu Boy is one who jas joined the giving back clan.
Zulu Boy took to social media recently where he pleaded with members of the public to help him collect 5l bottles with water from their homes in an effort to hand them over to those who do not have access to clean water and soap.
Yesterday, the artist managed to provide 300 bottles of purified water, donated by the Ministry of information and technology, soap and 50L of water to 10 shelterless men and women who live under a bridge and children home caretaker.
” We also managed to collect N$ 2000 from the members of the public which we used to buy soap with. So far we gave them soap, water to wash hands and drinking water. It is imperative that we help those who cannot help themselves during these trying times. Now more than ever we need to be a united front as it is one of the ways we can get out of this unique situation we are in, ” he said.
This is only the beginning as Zulu Boy and his team will continue to do more drop-offs.
The Namibian government has declared a state of emergency with measures to prevent further spread of the virus such as a lockdown of the country that will end on 16 April. Namibia thus far has eight reported cases. Members of the public are encouraged to adhere to the precautionary measures set in place to curb the disease such as the washing of hands.