"My fellow Liberians, let us stand together to fight the coronavirus. God bless Africa and the rest of the world, ”chants in English more than he sings George Weah to a playful music of percussion and strings embellished with female voices. The former soccer star who became president two years ago spoke for about six minutes about how the virus spreads, about the need to wash your hands and about the symptoms of the disease.
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Liberia, which officially declared three cases of contamination, and banned travel to or from the most affected countries, was the country in West Africa most affected between 2014 and 2016 by Ebola fever which killed more than 4,800 people there. Once again, the state of the health system is causing concern, as in other poor countries, about the ability to respond to a possible large-scale epidemic.
"The majority of people in Liberia do not have access to the internet or Facebook, but everyone listens to the radio"Solo Kelgbeh, Spokesperson for President Weah
“The president produced this song with a local group called Rabbis. He is the one who wrote the song and is the main performer, "spokesman Solo Kelgbeh told AFP. "The majority of people in Liberia do not have access to the internet or Facebook, but everyone listens to the radio. The song will be played on different stations across the country to properly spread the message, "he said.
George Weah had already recorded a song against Ebola and started working on it before the epidemic even reached the country, the spokesman said. "Singing is one of President Weah's talents," said the spokesman. The former AC Milan and PSG star who assumed the presidency by promising to create jobs and invest in education has disappointed the expectations of many Liberians. The country remains afflicted by poverty, inflation and fuel shortages.
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