Du Chisiza’s daughter steps up Covid-19 pandemic awareness


Theatre maestro Du Chisiza’s daughter Doreen, currently in United States of America (USA), has taken a step in sensitising people about Covid-19 pandemic which continues to claim lots of lives globally.

The actress, who is a nurse in New York said has been taking care of Covid-19 pandemic patients since April,

Doreen is using the social media to send videos where she is giving information about the pandemic.


Doreen, who last year was in the country to celebrate her father’s life, was supposed to be in the country this year but failed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

“The cases continue to rise in Malawi, Malawi is my home and I care for all the people. I have been involved in taking care of Covid-19 pandemic patients, I am now in New York and I have seen it all, this is why I have taken up the drive to talk about the pandemic and sensitise people about it. We need to stay safe and follow all the necessary precautionary measures,” she said yesterday.

The actress said she was happy that a lot of people were following her video posts on Facebook as well as asking her questions about the pandemic.


“Malawi is getting bad now . Let us stay safe and most importantly follow all the necessary precautionary measures. As I said, I have a duty as a nurse and as an actress I thought the best to reach out to people at home is through social media. Doreen said.

In some of her videos, Doreen is encouraging people to wear masks to prevent the spread while socially distancing and washing hands frequently with soap or using sanitiser.

She said through the videos, she also believes that she will be able to reach out to people in rural areas who are mostly sidelined when it comes to such important messages.

“No-one must be left out, we all need to be aware of Covid-19 pandemic. I am happy that people are sharing these videos I am sending and I would like to thank those, who have taken that drive. Let us be on alert and most importantly let us stay safe,” Doreen said.

The country continues to register a number of cases and as of July 15 2020 it had registered 40 deaths according to a Ministry of Health report on the pandemic.

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