By: Nathan Charles
The resumption date for operations at the Robert International Airport (RIA) has been extended to Sunday, June 28, by the government of Liberia.
Government justified that their decision not to open the international airport on last Sunday June 21, 2020 as announced was to review measures intended to keep commuters safe and prevent further COVID-19 spread .
A proclamation issue Monday in Monrovia by President George Weah says, “the Government of Liberia has extended the scheduled date for the reopening of the Roberts International Airport (RIA) by one week in order to ensure the necessary measures are put in place before the resumption of the airport’s operations.”
It can be recalled that the country first index case came via the RIA despite several health measures put into place.
Currently, the number of COVID -19 recorded cases are increasing, with the country recording over 626 cases and 34 deaths.
According to National Public Health Institute of Liberia, the number of recovery cases is 254 why health authorities in the country are battling over 338 active cases.
Across Liberia, there are mixed reactions to the opening of the country in the midst of the high wave of the COVID-19 virus.
Some Liberians are expressing their opposition to the matter why others support and called for a collective safety fight.