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BREAKING: Liberia confirms first case of coronavirus

Liberia confirms first case of coronavirus
Liberia confirms first case of coronavirus

Liberia has recorded its first coronavirus case, a ministry official said on Monday, March 16.

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

Chief Medical Officer Francis Kateh told Reuters;

“I can confirm that we have a case and we are managing it.”

President George Weah is expected to make a speech later in the day. Residents of the country have been asked 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.