VP Taylor Calls For Necessary Restrictions Amidst Surge In COVID Cases
MONROVIA, June 29 (LINA) – The Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Howard- Taylor has recommended the implementation of some form of necessary restrictions in the country amid growing cases of the coronavirus, now in its third wave. “In my own opinion, the passion of letting people stay home might be important for children who are in school, they may get corona and not knowing they have it because there might be no symptoms at that time, and they will carry it home and if we don’t slow down their activities, they will infect their families at home,” She said. VP Taylor noted that in this crucial time, Liberians need to take responsibility for their wellbeing and follow the stringent measures announced by the Health Ministry to stay safe.
“We need to go by the health protocols by wearing our masks, washing our hands regularly or using hand sanitizer and keep social distance all the time to keep safe,” Veep Taylor pointed out. She made the statement at the dedication of a modern one-room apartment for an 89-year-old lady in Paynesville Kpelleh Town Community on Monday, June 28. According to her, the issue of school activities “needs to claim our attention because children are riding buses and going to places,” adding that the risk is just too high “since we had no idea of where people are with the virus.” The VP thanked President Dr. George M. Weah for bringing in two hundred thousand test kits for the country.
“I am hoping that these test kits will be sent to the communities, let test people and know who has the virus to isolate people and begin to simmer down,” emphasized Madam Vice President. She added: “But if we are not able to test as many people as we can, then it will provide a problem where this could escalate beyond our ability,” noting that even the countries in the West do not have the ability to take care of those who have gotten coronavirus” VP Taylor prayed and hoped that Liberia would not get to the level as the West. The VP also called on the Christian and Muslim communities and the religious Council of Churches to call for a time of fasting and praying” because it is very cardinal. She stated that Christians and Muslims must begin to pray for some divine intervention to end this difficult situation as God can take Liberia through this crucial moment.