Sinoe County Superintendent Lee Nagbe Chea has been confirmed positive of the COVID-19 virus.
In an interview via mobile with our reporter on Wednesday April 22, 2020 Superintendent Chea noted that he was proven positive of the disease by health authorities after the testing of his specimen was conducted and completed by health workers.
According to him he does not know how and where he contracted the virus but visited Montserrado County in Monrovia on April 6, 2020 on an official function.
“I am currently under self-quarantine at my home in Greenville and is abiding by the health measures”, he told our reporter.
Superintendent Chea is so far the third senior government official in Liberia who has come down with the Virus in less than two months and the first County Superintendent respectively.
His confirmation of COVID-19 is now drawing health workers concern to the South East who has so far reported two cases both in Grand Kru and Sinoe Counties respectively.
Latest reports in Africa now shows that the virus is spreading to the rural areas especially in Ghana, Ivory Coast and South Africa among others.
The battle to contain the further spread of the virus is now challenging on the continent of Africa and Liberia in particular especially with limited and inadequate health facilities and infrastructures respectively.
Meanwhile Five Counties now have confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in Liberia including Montserrado, Margibi, Nimba, Grand Kru and Sinoe.
According to reports active contact tracing are said to be ongoing in the County while residents in the County have been encouraged to abide by all health preventive measures in order to avoid the further spread of the virus.