The closure affect all schools across Liberia.

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – All learning institutions have been ordered closed for a week to prevent the spreading of the Coronavirus in Liberia.

The mandate was issued Monday, March 16, 2020 by the Ministry of Education in Monrovia.

The Communications Director at the Ministry, Maxim Blentan, said the abrupt closure of all institutions of learning is in furtherance of tracing the identities and locations of individuals who came in contact with Liberia’s first coronavirus patient.

Mr. Blentan, wants School Administrators adhere to the mandate aimed at saving the lives of every Liberian, especially students in academic schools and universities across the country.

He said, any school and university failing to adhere with the decision will be dealt with by the Education Ministry.

On Monday, Liberian Health Authorities confirmed the first case of the Coronavirus as being EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama upon his return from Switzerland last Friday.

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Jos Garneo Cephas Sr. is a practicing and experienced Journalist specialized in Civil Society, Land Rights, development and Human Rights reporting and is an Online Writer/Content Manager, at the Liberia Broadcasting System (LBS/ELBC) since 2011. He holds a BSc in Development Studies, from St. Clements University, Liberia, AA-Degree in Journalism, Public Relations and Entrepreneurship from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and Manifold Tutorial College. Served as Liberia’s Desk Editor, Columnist, a Volunteer Fellow of Journalist for Humana Rights (JHR) at Ghana’s Daily Guide Newspaper, and also published the Vision Newspaper covering 42,000 refugees during the Liberian refugee crisis in Ghana and reported for the Voice of America (VOA).


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