CONGO TOWN, Montserrado â€“ The Liberia Football Association has become the latest institution to join the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus by donating US$7,500 worth of materials to the Ministry of Health.
The donated items included buckets, thermometers, gloves, hand sanitizers, and facemasks. Senior LFA leaders were present for the presentation, including LFAâ€™s president Mustapha Raji, Â Vice President Sekou Konneh, executive committee members Pawala Janyan and Beatrice Mamie Kpoto, and technical director Henry Browne.
â€œToday, we came to identify with the government because the disease is not just raging in Liberia but around the world,â€ the LFAâ€™s president told Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah. â€œWe will continuously engage with all of our members to continue with the awareness around the country.â€
Accepting the donations, Jallah urged Liberians to fight against the virus and avoid spreading false information.
â€œYou should report the correct news to your people,â€ she said. â€œCoronavirus is real and itâ€™s in Liberia.â€
Donning a face shield and a surgical mask, Dr. Jallah urged the public to continue to practice social distancing.
The LFA also donated buckets and detergents to its sub-associations in Margibi and Montserrado.
As of April 12, Liberia has recorded 50 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with 4 recoveries and 5 deaths. Meanwhile, football activities remain suspended indefinitely.
Featured photo by T. Kla Wesley Jr.