How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

During the ‘unlock phase’, it is important to wear a mask when outdoors. This infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change-India visually explains the importance of wearing a mask and how it can reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection/transmission. These infographics are available in English and other Indian languages.

Source: How Wearing a Face Mask Can Reduce the Risk of COVID-19 Infection

  • Angshuman Kashyap
  • akashyap@ccci.org.in
  • Risk English

Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here’s How To Spot It

This blog was designed as a comic strip, and explains how to detect misinformation about COVID-19.

Source: Fake News Can Be Deadly. Here’s How To Spot It

    Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 3

    Physical distancing, masks and hand washing are here to stay. Since the emergence of COVID-19, the need for clear communication of dos and don’ts for audiences who live and work in low resource and crowded contexts has become more important than ever.

    Nalamdana’s short films developed in an entertainment education format use humor and plain language to share key tips with low literacy audiences on preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Preemptively addressing barriers and dispelling common myths where possible, the videos are intended for sharing on digital and social media. Also under development are audio scripts to mirror the films. These are intended for community radio broadcast and sharing through social media.

    This one talks about when things start to open up and people venture out again…

    Source: Nalamdana’s Tips for COVID-19 Prevention – Part 3

      Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1

      The COVID-19 response under Breakthrough ACTION Cambodia includes a six-episode children’s and caretakers’ animated series aimed at disseminating key COVID-19 messages focused on key behaviors (e.g., handwashing, self-isolation) and prevention of COVID-19.

      This was developed in coordination with UNICEF and approved by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS). This first episode aired in May 2020 and was shared through the Facebook pages of the MoEYS, UNICEF and Save the Children, and broadcasted on several  local TV channels. It is available in Khmer and sign language.

      The series is available on Facebook and YouTube.

      Source: Children’s and Caretakers’ Animation Series on COVID-19 – Episode 1

        Cambodia Coronavirus IVR Game Script

        This is a script created for an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) COVID-19 game as part of the COVID-19 campaign in Cambodia.

        The IVR script contains questions put to the caller.  The caller receives several options to respond to the question, by pressing numbers on the phone. If the caller answers incorrectly, a negative sound is heard and then the correct answer and more information is supplied. If the caller answers correctly, a positive sound is heard, and more information is supplied.

        Source: Cambodia Coronavirus IVR Game Script

          Let’s Bold Out Coronavirus

          This video compares fighting the coronavirus to a cricket match and challenges the public to fight against it.

          Source: Let’s Bold Out Coronavirus

            Wearing a Mask (Facebook post)

            This message, posted on Facebook, reads “When you go out of the house, you must wear a mask to protect yourself and others.”

              #infohygiene in Times of Pandemics

              The world is dealing with a new and challenging crisis with fast-evolving science, combined with a staggering flow of information, the first global “infodemic”.

              And while we are forced to keep a distance from our fellow human beings, the virus has also shown us just how connected we all are. Information is forwarded and then forwarded again, breaking news with new cases, mitigation measurements, unforeseen effects and encouraging breakthroughs, have us jumping between devices and screens. Some suffer from information fatigue, others risk being left out of the loop, but everyone is equally struggling to navigate and find the right information that is relevant to their context.

              Internews has been working on rumours, misinformation and disinformation for many years, including in the Ebola-response in 2014 where we launched our first rumour-tracking project, a methodology we continue to use, adapt and improve in humanitarian responses around the world. It also helps us grapple with fake news and disinformation when it infiltrates the mainstream media.

              The information ecosystem is now truly global, which can be overwhelming. Local media are uniquely positioned to be a bridge between science and daily life. The media can make sense of the science for their audiences, translating facts into truly useful information. The media can also connect the questions from those living within their community, with the services and advice from those who are trying to improve their lives.

              Misinformation and rumours thrive when people feel ignored, when the information they get does not take into account the reality they live in. Disinformation gets traction, when it manages to speak a language people prefer, rather than a language they understand, when it speaks to their concerns, their fears and their hopes.

              We need to get our facts straight, that’s a basic rule of journalism. But more than just providing facts, we need to be sure we understand why a half-truth was believed in the first place.

              There’s no magic formula, no cure, no vaccine against misinformation. But, with the following tips and tricks, journalists can play their part in slowing the spread of misinformation.

              Source: #infohygiene in Times of Pandemics

              • Stijn Aelbers
              • saelbers@internews.org

              Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

              SMS (Soap/sanitizer, Mask, Social distance) is the need of the hour. This infographic designed for the general audience visually explains the do’s and don’ts of wearing a mask correctly. The infographic is available in English and other Indian languages.

              Source: Do’s and don’ts of wearing a face mask correctly

              • Angshuman Kashyap
              • akashyap@ccci.org.in
              • English

              Mr Bean’s Essential COVID-19 Checklist

              The World Health Organization (WHO), Project Everyone and Tiger Aspect Productions have partnered to launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) using global comedy cartoon star, Mr Bean.

              With cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise globally, “Mr Bean’s Essential COVID-19 Checklist” is a reminder to people about the importance of washing hands, physical distancing and demonstrating kindness to their neighbours. The PSA features a cartoon sketch of Mr Bean comically tackling a pesky roller blind to finally reveal a number of essential tips to protect people against COVID-19.

              Source: Mr. Bean’s Essential COVID-19 Checklist