Monrovia, Liberia – The government of Liberia has announced that a second Liberian has been tested positive for the corona virus disease.
The new case, Jimmy Philips is a domestic worker in the home of Nathaniel Blama, the suspended Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Mr. Blama had earlier been tested positive of the virus and became the first Liberian to contract the virus.
A Liberian government release said Health workers have determined that Philips was a primary contact of Mr. Blama when he returned to his residence from Europe.
Meanwhile the health workers are continuing to trace and test several primary and secondary persons who Mr. Blama might have come in contact with.
According to the release, the exercise is continuing rigorously and it is all intended to safeguard the citizenry against the corona virus.
The government is also urging all to continue to observe the health protocols that have been put in place by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute.
The Incident Management Team (IMT) on the Corona Virus is expected to meet later today March 17, 2020, following which there will be additional measures put in place to curtail transmission of the disease.
The government said the public will receive regular updates on developments.