Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan urges celebrities to help fight against Covid-19

Published on: 25 March 2020

Former Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan has urged celebrities in Ghana to help fight against the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

The West African country confirmed 68 cases of the disease with two deaths so far.

Covid-19 has infected more than 400,000 persons around the world, killing nearly 20,000 and bringing the whole world to a near standstill.

Most events across the world have been suspended as precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of the disease.

According to the 34-year-old, government alone cannot battle against disease, hence all celebrities must come together to help fight the cause.

"As an icon, people look up to me. I urge all celebrities, all those who are fortunate, let’s give back to the community because this is the time that people need up. People need our support," he said in a video posted on his Twitter page.

"Let’s do this to help the government because the government cannot do this alone. We can’t depend on the government, these are our lives. We have to protect one another; we have to stick together."

"Let’s take precaution, stay at home, use your hand sanitizers, let’s do everything possible to protect ourselves," he concluded.