COVID 19: What role can bloggers play in this fight?

COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. (Source WHO)

Countries are declaring a state of the emergency situation, closing schools and suspending all public gatherings. Citizens are being urged to self isolate in a bid to combat COVID 19.

The scourge is real. No one is overreacting nor overstating cases. Just because it has not happened in your area yet, does not mean you are immune. We all need to be very responsible. Let us take seriously all the instructions and information being shared by reputable authorities.

What role can bloggers play?

This is not the time to propel conspiracies and fake news to gain traffic. Let us use our platforms to share reputable information. Most of us are trusted by our audience, indeed they look up to us for reliable information.

Many people will be indoors relying heavily on the information being posted online for updates. Let us counter fake news and stop its spread!

Read all the information about COVID 19 on the WHO website, stay informed and informing.

Here are a few useful links:

Do you have a travel blog? Offer informed travel advice. Do you have a Youtube channel? Think of ways to share about this pandemic with your audience. It might be your podcast, your food blog, we encourage that you take it upon yourself to use it to help others with reliable information.

Stay Safe, show empathy

Remember to stay safe, even when you are not susceptible do think of others who may be less fortunate.

Afrobloggers Team.


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