In the wake of the Corona Virus crisis in Liberia, some Liberians are now raising series of concerns over the persistent and deliberate violation of health measures and protocols by some Liberians.
“This is worrisome and should be stopped by our people”, said the head of the Liberia National Commission on Small Arms, Atty. Teklo Maxwell Grigsby.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with our reporter Chairman Grigsby said with the experience Liberians have relative to the exited Ebola virus crisis in 2014, it is about time that the people do not doubt about the killer COVID-19 crisis in the Country neither should they politicize it.
“The Virus is real and it is ragging serious war across the globe and Liberia is of no exception”, Maxwell told his people.
He encouraged Liberians to at all times abide by the health protocols in order to avoid the recurrence of the Ebola episode in Liberia in which several lives were lost as a result of several reasons to include: Doubts, Traditional practices and failure to observe health measures among others.
“Take Precautions, Keep Social Distance, wash your hands frequently and many others”, Atty. Grigsby warned Liberians and residents in the borders of the Country.
Speaking on the recent Christian gathering on the Old Road which was a complete violation of the protocols on gathering, the LiNCSA boss condemned the act by his kinsman and religious brothers and sisters and urged them not to repeat same.
Though there are some Liberians who are still in doubt about the reality of the COVID-19 crisis in Liberia, others are seriously following the preventive measures and are creating the necessary awareness and education in the local communities about the danger of the virus and the health crisis in general.
Currently, the donation of hand washing materials and distributions of flyers by some institutions, organizations, national Government among others are taking place in some communities in Montserrado County and beyond.
In some communities, both rural and urban due to the economic in-capabilities on their part, people are creatively using gallons, mineral bottles including bamboo stakes, all with water in them just to ensure they wash their hands and prevent themselves from the further spread of the virus and other diseases as well.