A second Liberian has been tested positive of the coronavirus, a release from the Ministry of Information has said. The second victim of the coronavirus, Johnny Phillips is a domestic worker in the home of Nathaniel Blama, who was early diagnosed of the virus following his return from Switzerland on Brussels Airline.
Contact Tracers/Health workers have determined that Phillips was a primary contact of Mr. Blama when he returned to his residence. In the aftermath of Philips being positive, health workers are continuing to trace and test several primary and secondary persons who he (Philips) might have come in contact with.
“This exercise is continuing rigorously”, the government through the Ministry of Information said. Meanwhile, the Government of Liberia urges all citizens to continue to observe health protocols that have been put in place by the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute.
At the same time, the Incident Management Team is expected to meet today, March 17, 2020 to discuss additional measures to be put in place to curtail transmission of the disease.