Starr Dane, Scantana and Dale Virgo bring Covid-19 Awareness On "State Of Emergency"

We are in a state of emergency!

We need to heed to the rules and practice proper hygiene and social distancing.

DZL Records Brings Covid 19 Awareness On Starr Dane, Dale Virgo, & Scantana Featured, “State Of Emergency”

The Coronavirus, also known as “Covid 19”, has been a headliner on every news story for most of this year, and has changed the way the world is running right now. With the numbers of positive cases increasing, many have been exercising various methods to flatten its curve, and promote a safer world. Sadly, not many adhere to what is being promoted. To play a part in spreading awareness, Jamaica’s DZL Records makes a statement with, “State Of Emergency”.

Teaming up with Recording Artistes Scantana and Starr Dane, and the Label’s Producer Dale “Dizzle” Virgo, the song starts off with Starr Dane chanting the line, “Urgency, urgency” to get your attention with what’s going on in the world. Promoting proper sanitization, the practice of Social Distancing and the wearing of masks, Starr Dane also makes listeners aware of the consequences of not following protocol issued by the Government of Jamaica, and the Ministry of Health. Dale Virgo who not only produced the track, joins Scantana as they skillfully lent their vocals to further drive home the message. The song features samples of various Jamaican news reports and a speech by the Prime Minister Andrew Holness covering the Covid 19 pandemic.

The Kingston based DZL Records came into prominence in the 2010s and was founded by Dale Virgo. The label has been the home for releases from Kim Nain, Devin Di Dakta, and Ce’cile to name a few, and as a Producer, Dale has worked with the likes of Rihanna, Drake, Chronixx, Agent Sasco, Christopher Martin, and many more. Starr Dane is a Portmore based Deejay who officially emerged on the scene in 2018 with the track, “High Grade”. Since then, he has been enjoying steady airplay around the world, and receiving plenty buzz from tracks like “Upmove Time”, “Gallis King”, and “Talk Dem A Talk”. Scantana is a Kingston based Rapper/Poet/Actor, and a former member of the Taxi Records group UNITZz. He has collaborated with the likes of Serani, Demarco, Psudokhule, and has received a lot of attention this year with the re-release of his track, “#BLM”.

DZL Records’ “State Of Emergency” featuring Starr Dane, Dale Virgo, and Scantana will be released on September 18, 2020 on all digital music streaming platforms. Accompanying the single’s release, is a lyric video that will be premiered on DaleVirgoTv’s Youtube channel. To stay up to date with DZL Records and future releases, visit, and follow the label on Twitter and Facebook at @DZLRecords, and on Instagram at @DZLRecords876. Starr Dane can be found on Instagram at @Starrdane1, and on Facebook at “Starrdane Smith” while Scantana can be found on Twitter at @Scantana1, and on Instagram at @Scantana.

Important Information Regarding Coronavirus and Myths Below

FACT: Studies show hydroxychloroquine does not have clinical benefits in treating COVID-19 

Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine, a treatment for malaria, lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis, has been under study as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Current data shows that this drug does not reduce deaths among hospitalised COVID-19 patients, nor help people with moderate disease.*

The use of hydoxychloroquine and chloroquine is accepted as generally safe for patients with malaria and autoimmune diseases, but its use where not indicated and without medical supervision can cause serious side effects and should be avoided.

* More decisive research is needed to assess its value in patients with mild disease or as pre- or post-exposure prophylaxis in patients exposed to COVID-19.

FACT: People should NOT wear masks while exercising 

People should NOT wear masks when exercising, as masks may reduce the ability to breathe comfortably.

Sweat can make the mask become wet more quickly which makes it difficult to breathe and promotes the growth of microorganisms. The important preventive measure during exercise is to maintain physical distance of at least one meter from others.

FACT: The likelihood of shoes spreading COVID-19 is very low

The likelihood of COVID-19 being spread on shoes and infecting individuals is very low. As a precautionary measure, particularly in homes where infants and small children crawl or play on floors, consider leaving your shoes at the entrance of your home. This will help prevent contact with dirt or any waste  that could be carried on the soles of shoes.

FACT: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is caused by a virus, NOT by bacteria

The virus that causes COVID-19 is in a family of viruses called Coronaviridae. Antibiotics do not work against viruses.

Some people who become ill with COVID-19 can also develop a bacterial infection as a complication. In this case, antibiotics may be recommended by a health care provider.

There is currently no licensed medication to cure COVID-19. If you have symptoms, call your health care provider or COVID-19 hotline for assistance.

FACT: Most people who get COVID-19 recover from it

Most people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms and can recover thanks to supportive care. If you have a cough, fever and difficulty breathing seek medical care early - call your health facility by telephone first. If you have fever and live in an area with malaria or dengue seek medical care immediately.

FACT: Drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous

The harmful use of alcohol increases your risk of health problems.

FACT: Thermal scanners CANNOT detect COVID-19

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature). They cannot detect people who are infected with COVID-19. There are many causes of fever. Call your healthcare provider if you need assistance or seek immediate medical care if you have fever and live in an area with malaria or dengue.

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