Tappeta Residents Staged Daylong Protest In Demand Of COVID-19 Quarantine Center Removal

Unconfirmed report coming from Tappeta, Nimba County says dozens of angry residents on Friday, May 1, 2020 staged a daylong protest in demand of the removal of a quarantine center by the county health authority, noting that there is no Coronavirus outbreak in their district.

According to a GNN contact in the county, the angry protesters in their numbers mainly women singing religious songs also called on the County health team to revisit its investigation regarding the establishment of a quarantine center in their area, stressing that there has been no official report of the outbreak of the virus in Tappeta, and therefore there shouldn’t be a quarantine center for that matter.

Our Correspondent in the County, specifically in Tappeta said up to present the County authorities including the County Health Team have not said anything regarding this report, but the protestors were seriously seen demanding the immediate removal of a quarantine center in Tappeta. Latest information gathered is that the residents who broke into quarantine Center few days ago have  reportedly released 8 persons..

Our Correspondent said the protestors also visited a local guest house where some individuals who were been quarantined due to the virus were seen interacting with them, a situation that may cause any further  health problem, according to our Correspondent.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in the latest update have reported that three cases have been confirmed positive in the County, but did not state what part of Nimba County these cases were discovered.

Efforts to contact both the Superintendent of the County and head of the County Health team proved unsuccessful. However, investigation on this latest information from that county continues.

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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.