Monrovia – In his January 1, 2021 publication in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Tom Frieden, former DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC) hailed Liberia as one of the top countries in fighting the deadly Coronavirus. “Liberia, hard hit by the Ebola epidemic in 2014, was one of first countries to start screening for COVID-19 at Airports and to adopt other control measures, such as rapid testing, Complete contact tracing and quarantine” CDC’s Director emeritus asserted. With scars of Ebola still on the County’s Economy and Health sector, the government of Liberia under President George Manneh Weah took no chances with the Wuhan virus. In fact, Liberia came out as one of the only countries in the world with a projected growth in its GDP in 2021 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). There were worthy returns to the government’s efforts and today Liberia is safer from COVID than many countries around the Globe.
Source: Front Page Africa January 04, 2021 05:26 UTC