George Weah, Liberia's President
LIBERIA 'S PRESIDENT George Weah has published a COVID-19 awareness
song in an attempt to inspire Liberians to take the requisite steps to
defend themselves against the disease.
The famous politician and former AC Milan player hopes his musical
activities will help raise awareness of the dangers of the disease among
his fellow citizens
According to a government spokesperson, Weah
is hoping that his song, Let Us Stand Together and Fight Coronavirus,
will not only appeal to music lovers in the West African nation of 4.5
million but will help ensure that it does not spread any further than
the three cases already confirmed in the capital Monrovia.
Action which is preventive.
the road, Weah discusses how the virus is transmitted and calls on
Liberians to take the requisite preventive steps to combat the disease
announced by health officials and experts.
The president collaborated for the creation of the anti-coronavirus song with both worship artists and local secular singers.
Weah sings: “It
could be your mama, it could be your papa, brother and sisters. Let’s
stand together to fight this dirty disease now. What kinds of world we
live in full of uncertainty, no security everything but everything is
Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh said: “The
President has his own studio that he built to empower Liberian artists.
He went to the studio…..and talked to the engineers and partners with
several local musicians. He didn’t take a dime from the government’s
coffers to do that song.”
considered to be the first head of state to create a song for educating
people about COVID-19's risk and preventive steps.
emergency Liberia has announced a state of public health emergency after
a third coronavirus case has been confirmed.
The government has
already enforced several steps in two regions within the country,
including a ban on public gatherings; closures of worship schools and
buildings, and suspension of flights to restrict disease spread.
new rules also restrict the number of people permitted to attend events
such as weddings and funerals, Health Minister Dr Wilhelmina Jallah