Liberia COVID-19 Surge Scares Lawmakers, Cites Health Authorities

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As the number of COVID-19 cases surge in Liberia, the House of Representatives Thursday cited the Minister of Health (MOH) and the Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia(NPHIL) .

The hearing was attended by NPHIL boss and Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer Francis Karteh.

Health minister Wilhemina Jallah however did not attend, but wrote an official excuse to the body.

During his appearance, Dr. Francis Karteh said, medical facilities in Liberia are currently occupied by positive covid-19 cases.

He wants Liberian revert to the normal preventive measures as a means of reducing the transmission of the virus. However, lawmakers requested that body to treat everyone equally despite their diplomatic status, and ask whether or not a possible health emergency could be declared in Liberia now.

Plenary took the decision through a communication from Grand Bassa county district#5 lawmaker Thomas A. Goshua,II requesting the two entities to provide update on the measures and mechanisms taken in the prevention and fight against the COVID-19 new outbreak in Liberia.

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