LIBERIA: President Weah Stands At Zero Percent Risk Of Contracting COVID-19; Health Authorities Declared

President George Manneh Weah

Just days  after the Liberian leader,  toured Monrovia and its environs,  in a display to show to his critics,  that he is fine and not sick, depite calls for him to check himself , health authorities have somewhat come in his  defense, snubbing those who have repeatedly requested the president to do his test.

The country’s chief medical officer, Dr. Francis Kateh, told a news conference Friday, that president Weah is at a zero risk percent of contracting the  virus.

There have been mounting calls for president Weah to do his test, after few of his  top officials were tested positive for the coronavirus.

But Dr. Keteh said,  their case investigation has shown that the president had  a low contact with those infected.

According to the chief medical officer of Liberia, the probability of the president being at risk is minimal.

With this, one could only say the pandemonium over the president submitting himself to coronavirus test has been thrown in the dustbin.

In a related  development, health authorities have reported that Liberia cases have  jumped up to 151, with 89 confirmed cases, 18 deaths, and 45 recovery.

For the victims, 6 died  at clinics, while 11 passed off   in communities.

The fatality rate has been put at 2.2%, while recovery is at 1.2%.

Meanwhile, the Liberian government, through the Ministry of Health, has  announced that by next week, samples testing sites will be setup in  community highly hit by 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.