The Press Union of Liberia has rejected a new set of press passes printed by the government for journalists across the country to use to move around freely during the COVID-19 state of emergency.
The legislature is announcing several adjustments in its activities to reduce the risk of lawmakers contracting COVID-19.
Members of the Legislature have unanimously endorsed the state of emergency declared by President George Weah, even extending the duration to 60 days.Â
Nimbaâ€™s Sen. Prince Y. Johnson is accusing Pres. George Weah and other politicians of politicizing the fight against the Coronavirus by treating it as their personal projects.Â
President George WeahÂ has submitted his plans for the state of emergency to the legislature, with provisions for food distribution, subsidies of utility bills, and other relief measures.
Although lawmakers convened on Capitol Hill, they have not yet received the presidentâ€™s official state of emergency declaration; therefore, formal discussions on the subject have not begun yet.
The legislature failed to convened a joint session on Thursday as suggested by Pres. George Weah when he delivered his address to the country on Wednesday announcing a state of emergency to contain the Coronavirus pandemic in Liberia.
President George Weah has withdrawn two nominations to senior government posts, including that of Ndubusi NwabudikeÂ for chair of the National Elections Commission.