Ghana and Fiorentina ace Alfred Duncan is the latest football star to join the social campaign against the coronavirus pandemic.

The world is in a united fight against the disease, also known as Covid-19, which has so far infected over 200,000 people and claimed nearly 9,000 lives.

While China, Iran, Italy and Spain have come out as the most hit nations, Ghana has recorded 16 cases thus far.

“It’s rather unfortunate Ghanaians are experiencing the Covid-19 this very moment,” Duncan said in a video posted by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on social media on Friday.

“But I can assure you all that Italy has experienced the worst in the last one month and a half but at the moment, I guarantee that the situation now is very calm and we’re doing well.

“As you can see, I’m doing good.

“The situation now is quite better so I would like to take this opportunity to plead with all Ghanaians to take the necessary precautions in order to help limit the spread of the virus to guarantee a better health in Ghana.”

Italy, where Duncan is based, is the second most affected nation by Covid-19 worldwide, having registered over 35,713 infected cases and 2,978 deaths so far. 

In a bid to curb the spread of the disease, most football competitions around the world have been halted.

Ghana joined the likes of Italy, Spain, Germany, France, England and the United States to have pulled the plug on their domestic leagues.

In Ghana, a ban on all social gatherings, including sports and religious events, has taken effect.