Sinoe Civil Society Group Kicks off 21 Days Coronavirus Awareness Campaign

GREENVILLE, Sinoe – Sinoe’s chapter of the National Civil Society Council of Liberia has kicked off a 21-day door-to-door awareness campaign against the spread of the Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19. The campaign was launched on Friday, March 27.

The county coordinator of the council, Weedor Smith, said the campaign is in line with the government’s ongoing efforts to contain the disease, given the three confirmed cases. Smith is also the coordinator of the National Institute of Public Opinion, an intellectual group based in the county.

“There are places where people don’t have access to radios and newspapers. But we from the civil society background can help the health authorities and reach out to our people in order to provide some level of education,” she told The Bush Chicken.

She said the poor economy is affecting all sectors of the country, but civil society members deemed it necessary to intervene. The awareness will take place in three districts, including Greenville, she said.

The local civil society leader called on those politicizing the government’s efforts or spreading false information about the Coronavirus to desist. She also encouraged the joint security operation of Sinoe to double their efforts in enforcing the health protocols announced by the government.

“People should stop lying to our people on grounds that there is no outbreak of the virus in the county,” she said.

Sinoe’s coordinator of the National Civil Society Council of Liberia, Weedor Smith. Photo: Teahwleh Geeplay

Sinoe’s county health officer, Dr. Jonathan Flomo, welcomed the group’s support and called on other citizens to join them. He also encouraged residents of the county to follow all preventive measures announced by the Health Ministry.

Sinoe continues to take actions aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus disease in the southeastern county. In addition to a previous awareness campaign launched by the health team, authorities recently placed a foreign national under precautionary observation.

Teahwleh Clarke Geeplay

Teahwleh Clarke Geeplay started his journalism career at the Elizer Davis George Memorial Baptist School in Greenville, Sinoe as a press club reporter in 2012. He currently serves as Farbric Radio’s county correspondent for Sinoe and is the vice president of the Sinoe Journalist Association. He works for Liberty FM as a station manager.

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