JFK Hospital criticizes report of Gov. intending to spread COVID-19 virus in the air

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Management of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center has rubbished report that it has asked the public to stay indoors, because the Liberian Government is about to spread the Coronavirus in the air.

The JFK Management describe such information circulating on the social media as false, misleading and counterproductive to the fight against the spread of the pandemic in Liberia.

The JFK Management is then urging the public to ignore those messages and desist from spreading them further to family members and friends on the social media and in their various communities.

Meanwhile, the Management of the hospital is encouraging the public to continue practicing the preventive measures in adherence to public health guidelines.

In the same vein, the Government of Liberia is reinforcing the revised public health guidelines announced recently to guide against further spread of COVID-19 in the Country.

Under the measures announced Tuesday, June 29, 2021, the Government, through the Ministry of Health, ordered that all funerals must be held only at funeral homes.

The Ministry also maintains that such funerals must be held with twenty persons in attendance.

The latest addition to the revised protocol means that there will be no funerals held at churches, mosques, homes and other public places.

The Chair of the Incident Management System (IMS), Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, in a statement said the measures will remain in order until otherwise ordered.

At the same time, the Government of Japan has provided a grant to Liberia to extend emergency aid in the COVID-19 response, as well as improve the COLD Chain System in Liberia.

Speaking at the launch of the project, Japanese Ambassador to Liberia Himeno Tsutomu said:” Health and nutrition are very important to human security.”

Ambassador Himeno said:” The people of Japan are pleased to work with government and partners in strengthening the delivery of routine health services, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

He pointed out that the funding is part of Japan’s support to the Government’s efforts to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, through a partnership with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF).

The project will be implemented by UNICEF in Montserrado and Margibi Counties, and will benefit over thirty-three-thousand children and twelve-thousand pregnant women in over one-hundred-fifty countries.

For her part, the Minister of Health, Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, applauded the Japanese Government for the milestone contribution, adding that the Cold Chain will help to integrate many projects in the health sector.

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