Current Liberian President George Weah has released a song to be used by the United Nations to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus

Former international football superstar and current Liberian President George Weah has released a song to be used by the United Nations to spread awareness about the novel coronavirus.

Weah hopes to appeal to music lovers across Liberia’s estimated 4.5 million population to ensure COVID-19 does not spread further.

It is not the first time Weah used his singing skills. When he was a senator during the 2014 Ebola crisis, Weah released a song which raised awareness and paid tribute to Ebola victims. “The song, ‘Let’s Stand Together to Fight Corona”, will be a part of the second phase of UNESCO’s #DontGoViral campaign, which they say is aimed at informing and sensitizing communities across Africa about the dangers of the disease,” Weah’s office said yesterday.

The song’s lyrics, which were apparently penned by Weah himself, list several dos and don’ts including washing hands regularly. “The organizers say the music will be subtitled in French and Arabic, and is expected to be featured on various platforms during the campaign – including the BBC and France 24. The Liberian leader was also asked to be the public ambassador of the campaign in order to mobilize innovators and artists across Africa,” the presidential office said.

Liberia has 280 confirmed coronavirus cases so far and nearly 30 deaths. #s63 

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