Liberian Leader Orders Arrest Of Health Violators Beginning Today Who Will Refuse To Wear Face Masks In Public

President George M. Weah

The Liberian leader, President George Manneh Weah has ordered security authorities to arrest any individuals who fail to abide by the Ministry of Health (MOH) and National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) regulations; including the wearing of face masks and observing social distancing during the duration of the additional two weeks aimed defeating the COVID-19 beginning today, April 27, 2020.

A man wearing a face mask to save himself from the virus

According to an Executive Mansion press release, the Liberian leader gave the warning over the weekend, and also called on all health workers to use gloves during their interaction with the public, and those believed to be having medical problem.

Kids also formed part of wearing face masks

Some Liberians, particularly market women and other business people have been in disobedience in the observing of the social distancing since it was announced by health authorities that it would rapidly contribute to the spreading of the virus by people clustering in public places.

With this latest warning from the Liberian chief executive, Liberians must take the lead in avoiding the spreading of the virus by adhering to the warning of the President.

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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.