As the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews with representatives of individuals living with visual, hearing, and speech impairments suggest that this vulnerable group has gone largely unnoticed.
Nathaniel Blama was Liberiaâ€™s first confirmed case of the Coronavirus. After being discharged from the 14 Military Hospital, The Bush Chicken met with Blama to hear his side of the story.
On April 8, President George Weah announced a state of emergency restricting travel across counties. For four counties that had already recorded Coronavirus cases, the president ordered a stay home measure requiring all residents to stay indoors and only come out for essential trips relating to food or medical supplies. The following pictures show residents of the Monrovia metropolitan area navigating the stay home order.
Dr. Mosoka Fallah, the head of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, has refuted a report by FrontPage Africa that he had come in close contact with an NPHIL staff who tested positive of COVID-19 last Friday, April 10.
Amid the Coronavirus outbreak in Liberia, Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah has cautioned public and private health facilities to avoid turning away patients seeking medical care.
Barely a few hours to the lockdown of the entire country, the Armed Forces of Liberia issued a statement appealing to the public to abide by the stay home directive issued by President George Weah.
On Wednesday, President George Weah announced a state of emergency along with measures aimed at containing the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the country. His announcement came as health authorities prepared to announce that confirmed cases had more than doubled, with an additional 17 cases to bring the total to 31.
In an effort to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in Liberia, the Montserrado County Health Team has completed a three-day contact tracing training for 100 persons.