Liberia artists have extended their creativity to create song for public awareness to assist efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus in Liberia. This is a move few artists make after what can be termed as public outcry by Liberians.
President George Weah government has already taken a raft of measures including closing bars, and banning public gatherings to contain the outbreak. Meanwhile, President George Weah is also using music to help curb the spread of coronavirus in Liberia, as he released a six-minute song called Let’s Stand Together and Fight Coronavirus.
Music has previously been instrumental in tackling other outbreaks in Liberia. And the country has so far registered 3 cases of COVID-19. Most of them had traveled recently.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on the African continent continues to rise. There are currently an estimated 2400 cases with over 60 reported deaths, with the latest of these deaths having been the Cameroonian jazz legend, Manu Dibango and popular Zimbabwean media personality and broadcaster Zororo Makamba.
For now, as more Liberians adapt to their new, isolated lifestyles, they at least have a song that gives them courage to hold on.