Liberia's George Weah spreads virus message in upbeat song

World | 26 Mar 2020 1:57 pm

Liberian President George Weah released a coronavirus-themed single on Wednesday, using music to raise awareness about prevention measures in the impoverished West African state, the Guardian reports.

In his “Let’s Stand Together and Fight Coronavirus”, Weah explains how the virus is spread and urges hand washing to a backing of harmonised female vocals and upbeat guitar music from the group The Rabbis.

“From Europe to America, from America to Africa, take precautions, and be safe,” the former football icon sings.

The poor country of some 4.8 million people, which has banned travel to and from virus-stricken countries, has recorded three coronavirus cases to date.

As with other poor states in the region, there are fears about Liberia’s capacity to respond to an outbreak.

The country was the worst affected by the 2014-16 West African Ebola outbreak, when more than 4,800 people died.

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