Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor Tests COVID-19 Positive, Goes To Ghana For Advanced Medical Treatment

Liberian Vice President, Jewel Howard-Taylor

It has finally been confirmed by Liberian health authorities that the Vice President of Liberia, Chief Jewel Howard-Taylor has been confirmed positive of the deadly COVID-19, and has left the country for Ghana.

According to document circulating in the mdia and signed by Health Minister Dr. Wilhemina Jallah states that based on the advice of the Vice President’s doctor, the Incident Management Team has granted her permission to seek medication abroad.

On Tuesday, the Office of the Vice President announced that she was flown out of the country to seek additional medical care at a specialist hospital in Accra, Ghana.

According to a Press Release from the Office of the Vice President, VP Howard-Taylor was earlier admitted at the Aspen Medical Facility, in Sinkor, Monrovia, on Friday August 7, 2020, due to respiratory complications.

Having favorably responded to treatment and the state of her health stabilized, it was advised that the Vice President seeks further medical attention at a more advanced facility with specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory ailments.

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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.