Liberia confirms first case of COVID-19


Liberia has announced its first case of the novel coronavirus on Monday, becoming the 27th African country to confirm the illness.

According to a statement released by the country’s information ministry, the patient is the head of Liberia’s environmental agency and had recently returned from Switzerland.

“The country has registered its first case of coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19,” it said.

“The government urges everyone to remain calm. Health officials continue to search for all those who came in contact with the infected person in order to place them in quarantine,” it added.

The statement also added that President George Weah will address the country to announce important new measures that the government will put in place to prevent transmission” of coronavirus.



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