It is the work of RBS CREW, a collective of graffiti artists who have offered up their spray cans in the cause of public health.
Black and yellow block letters spell out the message “Together against COVID-19,” referring to the disease caused by the coronavirus, Reuters reported.
Senegal had reported 119 cases and no deaths as of Friday. Figures reported across Africa are still relatively small compared with parts of Asia and Europe, but the World Health Organization has warned the continent’s window to act is narrowing.
That, said fall, makes it even more important to encourage prevention measures and head off false information, including one online rumor that only white people can catch the disease.
According to Reuters, other murals painted around Dakar by the collective show people washing their hands with soap and water and sneezing into their elbows.
Each year for the past decade, Dakar has also hosted the Festigraff festival, which bills itself as the leading graffiti festival in Africa and attracts artists from around the world.