CDC Sees COVID-19 Public Enemy #1 -Constitutes National Taskforce Against Spread of Virus


In an effort to buttress government fight against the global deadly Corona Virus disease spread, the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change through its National Executive Committee constitutes a 20-person ‘Special Taskforce’ against the Corona virus disease. The ruling party said its move comes in support of the President’s tremendous response to contain and prevent the spread of the deadly pandemic.

A press statement issued in Monrovia yesterday under the signature of national chairman Mulbah Morlu stated that the formation of the taskforce is premised on the CDC’s recognition of the need for a collective and unified national action to bolster government’s efforts in keeping the Liberian people safe, secured, and healthy, which the coalition said is a priority that neutralizes all forms of politics and division.

“Commissioned to help coordinate services to all Liberians (nationwide) during this period and until the country is officially declared Corona virus-free, the taskforce has already begun the free distribution of buckets, chlorine (powder), face mask, gloves, hand soap, hand sanitizers, disinfectants (wipes, gels) and paper towel,” Chairman Morlu said.

Accompanying the distribution plan is a thorough awareness campaign to inform, educate communities on how Covid-19 can be contained, prevented and exterminated in the shortest possible time when the MOH’s published health & hygiene measures are observed, Morlu said.

He intimated that the taskforce will accelerate this effort in all fifteen counties, working with and utilizing the services of small units of the CDC district & zonal structures nationwide, churches, mosques and educational facilities.

The CDC will on Tuesday commence a ‘24-hours prevent COVID-19’ information helpline to bolster the government efforts in curbing the misinformation surrounding the virus spread awareness on its prevention, using Whatapps, mobile phone hotlines and the CDC-TV Platform, he asserted.

Meanwhile, the release said the taskforce will be Chaired by Partisan Ernest J. Clarke and Co-Chaired by Partisan Alexander Saydee, as the committee functions under the supervision of the party’s ‘rural empowerment and assistance program, headed by Montserrado County Electoral District #5 Representative Thomas P. Fallah.

“As the Taskforce starts its work consistent with the President’s lauded first steps to rid Liberia of Covid-19, the National Executive Committee of the Coalition for Democratic Change, calls on all members of the Coalition and leaders and members of opposition political parties, religious groupings, and all Liberians to unite as a united front to exterminate this existential threat to our national security,” the release concluded.

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