MONROVIA, LIBERIA- Liberia has received another international re cognition to provide oversight over WHO panel, to review the global response to the coronavirus pandemic.
It followed the appointment of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark, as Heads of the panel to review the response to the virus.
Former President Sirleaf and Prime Minister Clark were appointed Thursday, July 9, 2020, by the Director General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, at the WHO’s daily COVID-19 Press briefing.
Dr. Ghebreyesus said:” The pandemic preparedness and Response Panel will evaluate the world‘s response to the pandemic and offer needed recommendations.”
The WHO Boss disclosed that the two former female Heads of States will select other panel members as well, as member of an independent secretariat to provide support.
Responding to their appointments, former President Sirleaf and Prime Minister Clark thanked the WHO for the responsibility, and described it as a challenge that requires everyone’s efforts
At the same time, Liberia’s coronavirus infection figures continue torise daily.
In the last twenty-four hours, thirty-six new confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported, bringing the Country’s total cases to nine-hundred-fifty-seven.
National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL)’s latest update says forty-two persons have died, after one new death was recorded.
Three persons have recovered from the virus, bringing the total number of recoveries to three-hundred-eight.
The NPHIL’s report disclosed that fifteen new cases were confirmed in Montserrado County, Lofa County reported seven, while Maryland reported five. Liberian Health Authorities are following up on one-hundred-twenty-five new contacts.
By: Varflay Kamara/Kolubah Zayzay