The COVID-19 health crisis in Liberia is increasingly getting serious with local communities gradually becoming directly affected.
As of this report according to Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah three persons have died of the virus and the cases have now increased to thirteen.
According to Dr. Jallah out of the three deaths, one is a foreign national and one is a health care worker respectively.
She clarified that the name of the first death is John Yeah and not John Teah.
The Liberia’s health Minister disclosed that plans are in the making to train more Lab technicians who will help in the testing process.
“An isolation unit and an organized process are all part of the ongoing plans to ensure the process goes uninterrupted.
She also disclosed that protective gears are in the Country and distributions of items will begin to the health workers soon.
Buttressing her statement was Dr. Mosoka Fallah who warned Liberians against doubts as well as the violation of the health protocols.
He however, encouraged the public not to panic because the virus is not a death trap.
According to him 80% of those who came in contact with the COVID-19 virus have recovered.
The NPHIL boss disclosed that two of the hard risk areas are health facilities and homes.
Currently they have done over two hundred tests and have the capacity to do about nine thousand tests all in Country respectively.
He encouraged people to as much as possible stay home, abide by the health measures and report cases of people who are sick in their respective communities.
“We are working hard to avoid stigma and will do the test voluntarily” the health practitioners noted.
On the issue of drugs distributions: Dr. Jallah pointed out that the process is on going across Liberia except for the the South Eastern Region because the process is ongoing in other regions of the Country.
Currently they assured the public that they will inform affected people and the health facilities before pronouncing the necessary information to the public.
On naming calling Dr. Jallah added that a discussion is in the making and a possible decision will be reached on whether to call names of dead and hard risk people and communities affected respectively as the final determination will be made public to the Liberian people.