As Coronavirus On The Increase, Liberia’s Health Minister  Declares Forceful Use Of Face Masks Nationwide

Locally produced ‘Face Mask’

Addressing journalists at the NPHIL regular press briefing yesterday, Monday, April 20, 2020, Liberia’s Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah said the use of the Face Masks will help to curtail the number of COVID-19 outbreak in Liberia.

Dr. Jallah also reminding Liberians and foreign residents said, “We want to see people wearing their face masks, since we are having the issue of social distancing, we will compel people to wear their face masks; local tailors should help to prepare local masks, this is a protective gear that will help to protect them against this deadly disease,” Dr. Jallah said.

Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah wearing her face mask, as she declared the use of face mask compulsory

Recently a local NGO, the I-Help Liberia Medical Group in its bid to join the fight against the deadly Coronavirus took up the initiative to prepare dozens of local face masks to be used by Liberians as protective gears against this virus, and also offered its professional services for the fight.

Two kids utilizing their face masks

The I-Help Liberia Medical Group is composed of young Liberian medical doctors and students who are being sponsored at the A.M. Dogliott College of Medicine at the University of Liberia by the I-Help Liberia Project, a US based Liberian NGO with the objective of empowering them in their pursuit for improved medical studies.

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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.