All of us are good at reading and writing English, sure, so all the instructions on protecting ourselves from coronavirus are easily digestible to us.
But what about our old folks, those unable to read the English Language, to whom only the indigenous languages are readable? They too need education on how to shield themselves from this pandemic.
Thankfully, state governments and the general populace are aware of this need, and so they have been producing tracts and posters in indigenous languages.
We’ve found one in Yoruba, another in Igbo, and another in Hausa. It’s a good idea to not wait until those in other language are available. It’s better if those among us who understand and can write in these languages step up and create these things in those languages, so that they can be found by those who need them.
Check out the posters:
I did this for Lagos State, kindly share!
Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ẹ̀ka ìṣàkóso ètò ìlera ní ìpínlẹ̀ Èkó ṣe sọ, ẹ má dẹ́kun ọwọ́ fífọ̀. Ẹ lo àwọn ìlànà wọ̀nyí.
Àrídájú Ìlera wa àti ìbòrí kòkòrò #COVID19 tí di àjùmọ̀ṣe.
— Ìyá Yorùbá (Dámilọ́lá Adébọ́nọ̀jọ) (@iyayoruba) March 24, 2020
If you are in Kano State, the State Ministry of Health has translated #COVID19 messages to Hausa language.
The State has also set up #COVID19 hotlines.
Please share this message with your friends and family!!!
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 26, 2020