MoE Ordered to Close All Schools -Says to Allow Health Surveillance for A Week

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The Ministry of Education is hereby mandated that all schools (including institutions of higher learning) should suspend classes for one week, beginning Tuesday, March 17

According to a release signed by the Minister of Information, Eugene Lenn Nagbe, the measure is in keeping with the confirmation by President George M. Weah and the Special Presidential Committee on the status COVD-19 in Liberia – announcing that the country has as of Friday, March 13, registered its first case of the disease.

The release further said “this is necessary to allow the health authorities conduct a complete surveillance and tracing of those said to have arrived on the flight along with the infected person, and all those who they might have come in contact with.

The decision, the release continues, is a proactive measure intended to minimize the spread of the Coronavirus disease.

Schools are scheduled to reopen on Monday, March 23, subject to further assessment of the situation”, the release directed, saying that everyone is urged to strictly abide by this instruction.

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