ArcelorMittal Commits US$100,000 in Medical Supplies to Coronavirus Fight

BUCHANAN, Grand Bassa – ArcelorMittal has committed US$100,000 worth of medical supplies to support the government’s efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19.

The company disclosed in a press release that it is also urgently seeking to procure medical equipment for its own hospitals, although it is proving to be challenging because of the global shortage of medical supplies.

“However, the company will continue this search and, in so doing, will endeavor to facilitate procuring such equipment on behalf of Liberia,” it said.

According to the release, the company’s CEO, Scott Lowe, has told Health Minister Wilhemina Jallah that it is working in close coordination with designated health and security authorities to ensure the safety of its staff and the communities in which it operates.

“ArcelorMittal Liberia continues to closely monitor the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has instituted an extensive range measures to protect our people, first and foremost, and to ensure business and operational continuity,” the release also noted, stressing collaboration with stakeholders to confront the disease.

The Health Ministry recently declared a national health emergency after authorities reported the country’s third case of Coronavirus disease. The measures were mostly targeted at Montserrado and Margibi and limited movement out of those countries and shut down churches, mosques, and other places of worship.

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Gbatemah Senah

Senah is a graduate of the University of Liberia and a recipient of the Jonathan P. Hicks Scholarship for Mass Communications. Between 2017 and 2019, he won six excellent reporting awards from the Press Union of Liberia. They include a three-time Land Rights Reporter of the Year, one time Women's Rights Reporter of the Year, Legislative Reporter of the Year, and Human Rights Reporter of the Year.

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