Liberia: Health Ministry Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

The Executive Director, Dr. Nathaniel Blamah, returned from Switzerland and requested to be tested, he tested positive and has since been in quarantine

MONROVIA – The Liberian health authorities have informed President George M. Weah that the country has recorded its first case of the Coronavirus disease, otherwise known as COVID -19.

The patient, is Nathaniel Blama, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who returned home Friday, March 13, 2020 following a visit to Switzerland.

In view the new development, the Liberian leader will be addressing the nation at 10 a.m today (March 16) to announce important new measures that the government will be putting in place to curtail further transmission.

The government urges all to remain calm as health officials continue to trace all those the infected person came in contact with, as well as quarantine them for the incubation period of the virus.