DStv and Multichoice have announced the launch of new news channel called AfricaNews on DStv Channel 417. The news channel will make public service announcements available to Africans and also share credible information about Covid-19.
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This is in response to the announcement made by the World Health Organization (WHO) who have called on African countries to share valuable information about the coronavirus outbreak.
AfricaNews channel launched today and shares the news about the covid-19 and monitoring the rise of numbers of confirmed positive infection cases in Africa and around the world.
“We have been in constant communication with health authorities such as the World Health Organisation, and we will be rolling out Africa-wide public service announcements on Covid-19,” – MultiChoice Group CEO Calvo Mawela said.
Currently, the number of confirmed cases in South Africa is 202 with no deaths. The number keeps increasing but the South African government has put into place measures to try fight the spread even further.
This includes several restrictions and banning gatherings of 100 or more people.
“It is important that all of us take heed of the announcements and advice from trusted experts so we can look after our own health and that of our loved ones.” – he added
MultiChoice further said that it will also provide access to educational content to “help keep young minds stimulated and engaged” in light of the disruptions to the school year.
As of March 20, some news channels have been made available for subscribers and non-subscribers on the DStv Now app.
People can catch all the news update on 24-hour news channel AfricaNews, DStv Channel 417 and across digital platforms such as smartphones and computers.
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