As of March 20, 2020, StarTimes has included the "StarTimes Daily COVID-19 Report" in its programs, as part of the news about coronavirus, which will be broadcast on Channel 12 and the StarTimes app over the phone.
StarTimes has announced that the news program will be available in a variety of languages including; English, French, Portuguese and foreign languages in the countries where it operates.
The program aims to provide urban and rural residents in Africa with skills as a powerful weapon against the epidemic. StarTimes communications director, Lily Meng, said it would cut all the information about coronavirus, educate people on prevention and show them what is happening elsewhere to make them more aware of the truth.
"The StarTimes Daily COVID-19 Report will show people the latest information and coronavirus statistics in Africa and around the world. It will share with people prevention strategies, lessons learned from other countries and make them more self-reliant with their families.”
She said people who still have a lot of questions are still wondering about the coronavirus, but rumors are circulating that may cover the truth. In this information, they tell people the truth and also express the hope of winning the epidemic.