NBI COVID-19 Pandemic Response

South African oil company Engen has launched a campaign to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic by educating local communities on safety measures to curb the spread of the virus.

Under the drive, 35 spaza (informal convenience) shops across South Africa are being branded with educational murals to convey important messages on personal safety.

The messages, in a number of local languages, emphasise the importance of regularly washing hands, physical distancing, covering one’s mouth when coughing and sneezing and regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.

The campaign is targeted particularly at heavily populated townships and informal settlements whose residents may not have access to social and traditional media channels, Engen general manager for corporate strategy and communications Khalid Latiff said in a statement.

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