Important coronavirus (COVID-19) public service information and links to reliable sources
These days we’re getting lots of calls, emails and are being contacted by hundreds of listeners from all around the world, especially from far away countries in Africa and Asia, as well as perplexed people from the USA.
NEXUS-IBA, IRRS and our stations are engaged in a public information marathon on the air and streaming to contribute to countering disinformation on COVID-19 and promoting healthy behaviours. We do this is the public interest by airing 24/7 information and feature programs promoting free-flow of information, also on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from many different sources.
PLEASE NOTICE: NEXUS-IBA is not currently staffed and is not able to provide authoritative medical information or individual support on coronavirus (COVID-19), either online, by email or phone. Please contact reliable sources nearest to you, such as medical personnel or your local or national authorities.
We ask you please that you do not call us, do not use our online chat, do not send us personal email and do not use our online forms to request individual support or information on coronavirus.
NEXUS-IBA is providing public information and news on coronavirus daily on Shortwave, AM/Medium Wave to Europe, Asia/Pacific and Middle East and 24/7 to anyone connected to the Internet on our streaming radio channels.
Also check details on our special coronavirus feature programs on our website.
If you have any reliable information to share, you may enter a comment at the bottom of this page.
We reserve the right to use or publish only information that may be useful to the general public.
Reliable sources of information on coronavirus (COVID-19)
For further info on coronavirus (COVID-19) please check reliable sources, such as:
- The World Health Organization website;
- Google’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) SOS Alert;
- Italy’s Ministry of Health (Ministero della Salute) websites (in English);
- Irish Government guide on COVID-19
- The UK’s National Health Services website;
- Your own country public Health Authority website ;
- The US National Institutes of Health;
- Science Magazine latest news on COVID-19;
- Nature Magazine latest scientific publications on SARS-CoV-2 and Nature magazine news on COVID-19
- Coronavirus Watch launched by UNESCO’s Category 2 Centre, the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) in Slovenia
- Tune to IRRS and NEXUS-IBA 24/7 live streaming news service
As of March 8, 2020, we are working to provide the best, first-hand and most reliable information through all our Shortwave, AM / Medium Wave and online media channels.
Please expect delays in answering email and reception reports.
Thank you for your understanding and support in these very special moments.
Listeners comments & questions
The following messages are excerpts of listeners questions that are being received daily by NEXUS-IBA, following our extensive public information campaigns on COVID-19 on Shortwave, AM / Medium Wave and 24/7 streaming.
What is covid19? (Tui from Vientiane, Laos)
I heard that there are people who are suffering from Corona are now safe, and we know that there is no cure! (Musa from Tanzania)
if this COVID-19 finds you with HIV 1 could there be the possibility of mutating into another type of virus (Kanada from Uganda)
How many countries so far have locked down due to coronavirus (Kana from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Please do send me a current update of COVID 19 if possible (Amani from Tanzania)
Découverte Monsieur j’ai l’honneur de vous informer qu’après plus d’un mois de recherche, je suis arrivé enfin de trouver un médicament contre la maladie causée par le coronavirus, et j’ai contacté les autorités Algériennes mais malheureusement mon appel n’a pas été pris en considération et n’a pas trouvé d’écoute, j’espère que votre gouvernement prend en sérieux cet appel. Je vous prie monsieur de m’appeler ce que je déclare c’est très important pour l’humanité (Besseghir from Algeria)
Re COVID-91: I want to know the recovery process now in Italy (Amira from Cairo, Egypt)
Thank you so much! what are the serious signs for CORONA virus? (Mukuka from Lusaka, Zambia)
Is COVID 19 here to stay or is just a passing phase (Robinson from Lusaka, Zambia)
How many people are affected by Coronavirus in Kenya? (Shedrack Chororo from Nairobe, Kenya)
Hi, Peter from Kenya.I’ll be interested to follow your live updates (Peter from Nairobi, Kenya)
I need a preparedness action plan, strategies and community approach information to cascade that information to enable the supporters, volunteers, and the community themselves to be safely managed. Community facilitator From Ethiopia. Thanks. (Kassim from Ethiopia)
Yes, I am someone from a new radio station in Zambia. We would like to be part of your network. What are the criteria for joining you? (Alick from Zambia)
How many people in Namibia is infected? (Allen from Windhoek, Namibia)
When will the cure be made? (Uzair from Baki, Somalia)
Shall we have hope of complete treatment in COVID-19 (Odora from Uganda)
What are pre-medicine for COVID? How I can help a person who suffers from covid19? (Kondox from Tanzania)
Hello I have COVID symptoms what should I do (Martin from Nairobi, Kenya)
My question is: how are things in Italy? Are things getting any better? (Daniel from Lusaka, Zambia)
How do COVID 19 droplets spread:- through airborne/physical contact? (Longnus, from Koani, Tanzania)
I would like to know the real number of death by COVID-19 in Italy and the USA . In our Country, it seems the government is hiding something (Didany from Bujumbura, Burundi)
Is coronavirus still in China (Chingy from Lusaka, Zambia)
No questions at this time, I’m just doing what I suggested and staying home. One question maybe. I have food deliveries from one person. I’ve been leaving it on my porch for three days before I touch it is that sufficient (Steve from the United States)
Which countries have faced the highest death figures for COVID 19? (Andrew from Lusaka, Zambia)
Is the COVID-19 modified from the laboratory? (Oldich from Prague, Czechia)
What is the latest on COVID-19 globally? (Aaron from Kitwe, Zambia)
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How many countries have been bust infected by the covid-19 (Aloni from Uganda)
How many Corona virus cases in the US as at April 23 2020? (Ekow from Accra, Ghana)
Is there any country that discover cure or vaccine for COVID 19? (Isack from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Hello,I’m malagasy I want to help people here about corona virus (Ffrom Ambodirano, Madagascar)
My question is that, is there any country have discovered the vaccine for the problem? and what is going on in the world scientists (Prosper from Inyonga, Tanzania)
What is status of coronavirus in Saulte Marie (Anad from Sault Ste. Marie, Canada)
How many young people are deceased in the United States? (Carmela from Córdoba, Argentina)
With COVID 19, we are looking for an alternate way to have a graduation ceremony. We are not looking for an ongoing broadcast. We are looking into having families be able to tune in to a station and hear the commencement speeches and graduate names being called out. Can you help/advise? (Roberta from The Bronx, United States)
Just want to say let people obey what governments and ministries of health guidelines. People shouldn’t be so sturbone to the extent of abusing leaders like it is in the US. In my country Uganda we blessed with a good and wise president who cares for the nation like one caring to his family and we see victory coming and will over come the virus. Also lastly let people pray asking God to entervene and stop the virus. (Bishop Patrick, from Kampala, Uganda)