Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Releases Song About Fighting The Coronavirus Ugandan musician Bobi Wine has released a musical PSA called "Corona Virus Alert." Wine, whose legal name is Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also a political activist in the country.
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Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Releases Song About Fighting The Coronavirus

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Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Releases Song About Fighting The Coronavirus

Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Releases Song About Fighting The Coronavirus

Ugandan Singer Bobi Wine Releases Song About Fighting The Coronavirus

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Ugandan musician Bobi Wine has released a musical PSA called "Corona Virus Alert." Wine, whose legal name is Robert Kyagulanyi, who is also a political activist in the country.

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

We've heard these important commandments a thousand times - wash your hands, stay home, cough into your elbow. But no one said these important pronouncements couldn't be uplifting.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CORONA VIRUS ALERT")

BOBI WINE: (Singing) The bad news is that everyone is a potential victim. But the good news is that everyone is a potential solution.

SIMON: Ugandan singer and political activist Bobi Wine has just released his own coronavirus public service announcement. It's a song, and it's built (ph).

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CORONA VIRUS ALERT")

WINE: (Singing) Discipline and personal hygiene. And make sure you regularly wash your hands. Keep a distance from everyone. Report anything like a symptom. Serious fever is a symptom. Dry cough is a symptom. (Singing in non-English language) is a symptom. Itchy eyes and flu is a symptom.

SIMON: Bobi Wine, political activist and singer in Uganda.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "CORONA VIRUS ALERT")

NUBIAN LI: (Singing in non-English language).

SIMON: This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News, where BJ Leiderman does our theme music. I'm Scott Simon.

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