LIBERIA: President George Weah’s Coronavirus Status Causes Drama In Liberia

President George Manneh Weah

George Weah, the President of Liberia has caused drama on local radio stations in Monrovia following reports that his Information Minister, Eugene Nagbe, had tested positive for coronavirus three days after they were seen together.

The concern was raised as it emerged that the former footballer had not even tested for the virus and had been seen distributing face masks to some members of the public.

When the head of the National Public Health Institute, Dr Mosoka Fallah, appeared on a radio talk show to update people on the latest coronavirus news he dodged the question of a caller who needed to know if he was going to advise President Weah to get tested.

Meanwhile, Weah’s deputy press secretary, Smith Toby, had confirmed the president had not been tested following his interaction with minister Nagbe.

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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.