Monrovia Turns Ghost Town As Liberia Begins Lockdown Today, Soldiers And Police In Control

Monrovia, the capital City of Liberia which has been hard hit of the deadly COVID-19 is today witnessing its first lockdown announced by the Liberian leader; President George Weah aimed at helping to reduce the high risk of death being imposed by this deadly virus.

The streets of Monrovia and its environs appeared emptied, as Liberians and foreign residents have vowed to remain to their respective locale  avoiding to be manhandled  by soldiers and police who were instructed by the Liberian leader to making sure that Liberians and foreign respect this lockdown.

Over the past few weeks this deadly virus has taken the lead in ravaging the peaceful existence of people, making its victims to go in their early graves, while dozens are currently being placed at various quarantine centers waiting to be rescued by medical experts, while the unfortunate people for this virus are given untimely burials.

Dozens of journalists, local and foreign who are given passes to carry out their reportorial  duties were seen doing that with caution; avoiding any maltreatment from the security who have been deployed to perform their nationality duties.

Some of the banks that opened their doors were seen overcrowded as the issue of people going these banking institutions were observing  social distances aimed being contracted by any would be carries of the virus.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.