Diplomats in the country Wednesday gather at the grounds of the Foreign Affairs Ministry to take their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Liberia’s Foreign Minister Amb. Dee-Maxwell Kemayah leads the delegation including some government officials and employees of the ministry.
The diplomats all rushed for their second dose of the vaccine due to the increase of the new cases and the wake-up call for vaccination in the country.
According to the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) and the Ministry of Health (MOH), Liberia’s new COVID-19 cases are 39, one new death and 47 new recoveries. Total confirmed cases 4994, active confirmed cases 2343, total recovery 2516, and 135 total deaths.
Speaking shortly after his vaccination, Foreign Minister Amb. Dee-Maxwell Kemayah expressed joy to lead the delegation in taking the second dose and completing his vaccination, setting an example for others to follow.
He said, despite he has completed his vaccination, he remains committed to all health protocols to help save lives which is good for all Liberians and those living in Liberia.
The Foreign Minister said, President George Weah is highly concern about the virus in the country and is working with all stakeholders to fight to kick the virus out of the country.
He noted that the government’s primary interest is the well-being of its people, “THIS GOVERNMENT WILL LEAVE NO STONE UNTURN, CONCERNING THE HEALTH OF LIBERIANS”, he alarmed.
Ambassador Kemaya also informed the public that the US Government has donated 80 million doses of covid vaccines to the Africa Union (AU) for distribution to its member states. Liberia is expected to get it share of the donated vaccines as the nation is one of Africa’s priority.
The Foreign Minister thanked the Joe Badin administration, the government, and the people of the United States of America for their support to Liberia and Africa at large on behalf of President Weah.
He noted that such a gesture from the world superpower is not surprising, and appealed to everyone to be ambassadors by taking the vaccine and observing all health protocols to combat the virus. Amb. Kemayah thanked partners, supporters, the media, front liners, and all health partners including those in the diaspora for the continuous support in combating the deadly coronavirus disease.
Also speaking after his vaccination, Guinean Ambassador to Liberia Abdoulaye Dore said, the vaccine is to protect everyone and encouraged people to be vaccinated.
He noted that, in time to come, those who are not vaccinated will be restricted from travels and other opportunities.