In the wake of the high increase of COVID-19 cases in Liberia and in a move to reduce the further spread of the virus in the Country, the Liberian government has launched the “Mask for all Campaign”at the ministerial complex in Congo Town.
The program was launched by National Public Health Institute of Liberia(NPHIL) and other agencies of Government on Friday June 19, 2020.
Speaking at the Launching ceremony, the Director General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) Dr. Mosoka Fallah cautioned Liberians to take the wearing of face mask very seriously especially at a time when the virus is spreading on a daily basis across the Country.
He stressed that even the great United States of America with the sophisticated health system is still struggling to contain the virus.
The NPHIL boss said that Liberia is no exception noting that it is time all Liberians and residents of the Country fully abide by the health protocols mainly the wearing of masks for the supreme interest of all.
Launching the “Mask for all Campaign” The Minister of Commerce and Industry Prof. Wilson Tarpeh, committed his entity full preparedness to ensure the effective enforcement of the mandate in all Business areas in the fifteen political subdivisions of Liberia.
As a major partner to the endeavor, The Transport Ministry Director for Operations, Lawrenzo Beyan promised to work with the related transport operatives to ensure the mandate is compulsorily upheld to by all in the sector.
According to him they will be very robust in implementing the mandate and warn violators to desist or else legal action will be taken against them.
The mask for all campaign is now in full swing as relevant stakeholders mainly Law enforcers are now on their heels ensuring that everyone abide by such mandate in the general interest of the Country.
Health authorities are of the strongest conviction that in the wake of controlling the social distancing health protocol, the effective and proper wearing of masks which was previously introduced months ago can help reduce the further spread of the virus especially through fluid.
They are encouraging the entire population to wear the masks as they work collectively to battle the pandemic which is still causing serious challenge for countries globally.
At the orogram, Police Spokesman Moses Carter thanked the health workers and the joint security team for rendering countless sacrifices to protecting lives and property in the wake of the global health crisis.
He assured the body at the launch of the campaign that the joint security team will work professionally in ensuring that the public abide by the measures to the core.