A group of Senegalese graffiti artists called the RBS crew created murals across Dakar to remind people of the importance of adhering to social distancing and following basis hygiene rules, as the country has registered 244 coronavirus cases and two deaths.

Footage filmed on Thursday shows murals stretching over ten metres of wall with a giant pair of hands holding a bar of soap, a woman wearing face mask and a man sneezing into the crook of his arm with explanatory advices to inform the public in terms of healthcare.

"Cover nose and mouth with tissue paper to be removed after coughing or sneezing," or "clean hands regularly with water and soap," were some of the advices pictured in the heart of the city, raising awareness in an attempt to flatten the curve.

On March 23, Senegal declared the state of emergency, imposing curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m and travel restrictions.

According to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University, Senegal has 250 confirmed cases of coronavirus and reported two fatalities so far.

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Associated Press 11 May 2020 11:44 CEST

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