The Bush Chicken has learned of the isolation of a male patient at Phebe Hospital in Suakoko. The patient is said to be showing signs and symptoms similar to that of the Coronavirus.
Four of the five initial primary contacts of Liberia’s first case of COVID-19 or the coronavirus, Nathaniel Blama, have tested negative of the virus, authorities say.
Health authorities in Liberia have announced the second case of the Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID-19.
Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, speaking in an exclusive interview with The Bush Chicken about the preparedness of the country in the wake of the spread of the virus, said the government has tightened its surveillance and testing.
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia validated four important documents under the World Health Organization’s One Health Approach to public health. The One Health Approach is part of the WHO’s multi-sectorial strategy to monitor and evaluate a country’s healthcare capacities under agreed-upon international health regulations.
The National Public Health Institute of Liberia and the World Health Organization have responded to new reports of at least two cases of Lassa fever in the country.
The Ministry of Justice has denied reports of issuing an arrest warrant for Tolbert Nyenswah, who recently resigned as director general of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia, NPHIL. It, however, confirmed that it attempted to prevent Nyenswah from leaving the country.
President George Weah has accepted the resignation of Tolbert Nyenswah, the director-general of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia.