Liberia’s Health Authorities Criticize US CDC for Level 4 Travel Alert

United States Center for Deceased Control (CDC) has come under sharp criticism from Liberia’s health authorities for the recent level-4 travel health notice issued in Liberia and other countries.

Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing recently in Monrovia Minister of Health Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah characterized the said travel alert which describes Liberia as level four as premature.

” The announcement was premature because jumping from level-one to level-four might have been ill advised,” Minister Jallah said.

Dr. Jallah who is also the Head of the Incident Management System (IMS) argues that Liberia should have been placed at least on level two or three, with the recent surge, instead of level four.

The Minister said, “The Incident Management Team is currently in discussions with the United States CDC and will assess data from the current outbreak each week to ensure improvement.”
Meanwhile, Liberian health authorities have reported one hundred and ninety-three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of active cases to 1,613.
Montserrado County has one hundred and twenty-seven, while the figures are increasing alarmingly in other counties, with the exception of River Gee and Grand Kru counties.
Margibi has 14 new cases, followed by Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount and Lofa with twelve each while Bong County reported eight.
Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah has disclosed that fifty five people have died from Covid-19 in the month of June alone, accounting for 48 percent of the total deaths recorded since March this year.
Minister Jallah also stated that the Incident Management Team has now recorded two thousand three hundred and forty-six recoveries, and that 31 cases have been reported by June 30, 2021.

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