Their Chances of Surviving Are High - Gov’t Gives Update On 3 Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Their Chances of Surviving Are High - Gov’t Gives Update On 3 Tested Positive For Coronavirus

The Government of Liberia (GoL) through authorities at the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) have announced that there hasn't been any new confirmed case of the Coronavirus, barely a week after the last case was reported.

According to Health Minister Dr. Wilhemena Jallah, aside from the three confirmed cases,no contact is being tested positive, adding that only three suspected cases are currently being monitored keenly.

Addressing journalists on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at a special press update at the MoH in Congo Town, outside Monrovia, Minister Jallah said, regardless of the progress being recorded, the public should not feel complacent with the information, but should continuously adhere to the preventive measures and regulations aimed at preventing people from contrasting the virus.

"Today marks the fifth day since the public health regulations was released. Today in the world there are 468,644 cases and 198 countries are affected. With this number, Ivory Coast has 18 cases, Guinea has four cases while Liberia still have three cases,” Jallah disclosed.

“But that doesn't mean we should put our guide down and relax. Nobody knows how those disease progresses. People are still studying so there's no reason why people should say everything is okay and should continue normal business as usual,” the health minister, among other things, added.

Also speaking at the joint press conference was the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Katehwho noted that those three confirmed cases chances of survivability are high.

He said the confirmed persons are progressively responding to medication at the 14 Military Hospital where they are undergoing quarantined alongside with those three highly suspected cases.

In the same vein, he warned the public to stop abusing wearing the nose mask during the entire day.

He further warned that the constant wearing of the mask is not good for individual health, stating that it leads to medical problems.

"We have to be precautionary careful before we lead ourselves into bigger health problems. Keeping mask on your face 24/7 is like creating a medium for contracting bacteria,” the chief medical officer asserted.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Incident Manager for Operation, Mr. Thomas Nagbe, amongst other things, disclosed that stringent measures have been put into place at the cross bordering points of Liberia with neighboring countries in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus.


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