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Watch: George Weah Releases Song To Raise Coronavirus Awareness

Watch: George Weah Releases Song To Raise Coronavirus Awareness

We're all in this together. The main message being preached throughout the world is that regardless of your own health status, we can all do our bit to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

That means staying at home when possible, practicing good hygiene, being able to spot potential symptoms, and staying away from high risk people. It's fairly straightforward stuff, but it can save lives.

This message has been pretty consistent regardless of where in the world you may live. Massive public health awareness campaigns have been undertaken throughout the globe, but the way information has been gotten across has varied somewhat from place to place.

For a more creative approach, look no further than George Weah.

Weah, the only African footballer to ever win the Ballon d'Or, is now president of his home country Liberia. Not content with dominating in sporting and political circles, he has also thrown his hat into the musical ring.

He released a song spreading awareness of COVID-19, where a third case of the virus was confirmed yesterday.

The song, which also features gospel musicians and local secular singers, spreads the message of unity in the country in order to halt the spread of the virus. It's not a bad effort.

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Weah has released songs in the past to raise awareness of issues such as ebola. Liberia is not the only country using this method.

Uganda is another example. As of last night, Uganda had 14 confirmed cases of the virus. The African nation has put a number of measures in place, such as restricted travel from certain countries and banning large public gatherings.

However, this could be the best measure of all. Uganda are spreading awareness of the virus in a song by Bobi Wine & Nubian, two well-known artists in the country. It's a bit of a banger:

We think it's time for someone to step up and make an Irish version.

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Gary Connaughton

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