LDEA Boss Reportedly Died Of COVID-19, Health Authorities Say

LDEA Late Boss, Marcus Soko

Following more questions than answers as to the cause of the death of the Executive Director of the Liberia Drug Enforcement Agency (LDEA), Marcus Soko, the Liberian Government through the Minister of Information, Lenn Eugene Nagbe has finally confirmed that the LDEA boss died of the deadly COVID-19.

Minister Nagbe also revealed that health authorities have been able to trace all those the late official came in contact with and those people are being quarantined. It is unclear which officials were part of the security meetings along with Mr. Soko.

Mr. Soko’s death brings the number of people who have died from the virus to nine with a total of 117 cases in Liberia to date and 534 contacts are being followed.

His death also comes as President George Weah, in the wake of the approaching expiration of the measures announced by President George M. Weah on April 8, 2020 to contain the spread of the Coronavirus disease, announced a renewal of the order by additional two weeks with some enhancements, including the COMPULSORY wearing of face masks by everyone in public.

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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.