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Gov. releases new Coronavirus Testing Protocols

by Jonathan O. Grigsby, Sr

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberian Government has released new Coronavirus testing protocols, for travelers intending to depart or arrive in Liberia.

The new testing regulations are part of Government’s efforts to prevent further local transmission of the virus.

According to a MICAT release issued Wednesday, November 25, 2020, as of December 1, 2020, all travelers will be required to pay seventy-five United States Dollars as COVID-19 testing fee to have their sample taken.

The release said travelers are to download and complete a Health Screening Arrival form from the Liberia Travel Application App on either Goggle Play store or the Apple Store link, to access the form.

The guidelines published by the Health Ministry, require all non-exempt incoming and outgoing travelers to be tested for the disease.

These measures also require the exempt travelers to present a negative PCR COVID-19 test result from an accredited lab from within ninety-six hours of testing.

The new drives come in the wake of the latest re-emergence of transmission in other countries, otherwise referred to as the second wave.

These proactive steps by Government are to ensure that the new rate of spread does not affect normal activities, as it did during the early stages of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Government is encouraging all travelers to take advantage of the guidelines to enforce compliance.

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