Coronavirus: Liberia reports first case of fast-spreading disease

Coronavirus: Liberia reports first case of fast-spreading disease

- Liberia has recorded the first case of coronavirus as the infection spread beyond boundaries across the world

- President George Weah is expected to address over five-million population of the country later in the day

- There is a huge task ahead of Liberian authorities as the country is just recovering from the outbreak of Ebola which killed over 4,800 people

Liberia has been hit by coronavirus as the country confirmed first case of the deadly disease which is responsible for the death of thousands across the world.

In a statement released by a health ministry official on Monday, March 16, the first case of the virus was reported, though the identity of the patient was not revealed for privacy sake.

According to CNBC Africa, President George Weah is expected to make a speech later in the day as concern and tension grow over the country's ability to curtail the disease.

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Coronavirus: Liberia reports first case of fast-spreading disease

Coronavirus: Liberia reports first case of fast-spreading disease.
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Liberia, which is one of the world’s poorest countries, was hit by the Ebola outbreak between 2014 and 2016.

The epidemic which spread to other African countries, killed over 4,800 people in Liberia, including more than 150 healthcare workers.

With the outbreak of the fast-spreading coronavirus, there is a herculean task on Liberia to curb the virus before it starts to consume the country and its over five million population.

Since its outbreak in China, coronavirus has been responsible for more than 4,000 deaths, with thousands of patients put on the red line.

World Health Organisation (WHO) said over 113,000 cases have been officially recorded out of which 64,000 people have recovered in more than 79 countries in which the disease has been recorded.

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Meanwhile, had reported that coronavirus is taking a graver direction in Italy after the deadly virus hit harder with casualties currently standing on 631 following the death of 168 patients in 24 hours.

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Italy has now placed its over 60 million population under house arrest with all sports and business activities also cancelled after infection figure officially skyrocketed to 10,000. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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