Are you struggling to explain Covid-19 to your little one? Don’t worry, Wazi is here to help!

Wazi. (Photo: Dr Zweli Mkhize Twitter)
Wazi. (Photo: Dr Zweli Mkhize Twitter)

Have you been having a hard time trying to find a simple, easily understandable way to explain Covid-19 to your little ones? Worry no more, as the national health department has come to your rescue with Wazi.

Wazi is a cartoon character in an animation video made by the department to help explain Covid-19 to children.

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Last night health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize posted one of Wazi’s videos on Twitter, with the caption: “Want some help explaining Covid-19 to your children? Watch these videos from African Animation Studio on our website.”

In the video, you can hear Wazi introducing herself and asking her peers if they know why they must stay at home.

“Hello, friends, it’s Wazi here. Do you know why we have to stay at home right now? There's a new virus in town that's making everyone sick. It can make you a little bit sick or very sick. To make sure less people get the virus, we all need to stay at home. If we all stay in our homes, then the virus can't spread. So, stay home and stay safe,” Wazi says.

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More videos of Wazi explaining the pandemic can be found on the department of health’s website.

Statement as at 02 April- 1462 Positive #COVID19 cases.

The department also said the increase in cases is still below what they had initially projected and it believes this is due to the restrictions placed on movement and border-crossing.

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