Liberia confirmed it’s first case of the Corona Virus on March 16th. This is news nobody wanted to hear! On March 20th they confirmed their 3rd case. This country was hit so hard with the Ebola virus that ended just four years ago. No wonder everyone is afraid of another pandemic. The Republic of Liberia’s Ministry of Health has declared Liberia a National Health Emergency and has designated Montserrado and Margibi Counties as infected areas. They have ordered that their schools, churches, bars, hair salons and entertainment centers all be closed. Read more here Government Declares National Health Emergency.
Provision of Hope is making sure that all our homes and children are safe. We are buying up sanitary water buckets with proper bacterial soap in dispensers and instructing everyone to do proper hand washing using the same techniques as in the Ebola days. Everyone is social distancing in Liberia too and encouraged to stay home. We are providing extra funding in advance so our homes can buy additional food, should they be closing more and more markets.
Our widows came out to get their bags of rice and oil on Saturday. They all washed their hands, before taking their bags of supplies. No sitting on benches and gathering as usual.