No renewal of Liberia state of emergency - president

APA-Monrovia (Liberia)

The Liberian government will not renew the current state of emergency in the country when it ends on Tuesday, according to President George Weah.

The Liberian leader said the country has gained enough knowledge and experience about Covid-19 to an extent that renewing the state's measures against the free movement of people was no longer necessary. 

He said Liberia should be moving forward from the earlier restrictive measures while assessment is made about the progress registered in a bid to tackle the respiratory disease.  

The Liberian leader said he was passing two new regulations intended to halt the spread the spread of the disease by ordering the public to be indoors by 9pm.

The previous time to be indoors was 6pm.

Measures restricting the movement of people in Liberian counties with still no reported case of coronavirus will lifted in due course.

Liberia has 359 cases and 30 deaths from the virus according to updates by the Sierra Leone-based Senusi Research and Consulting firm.


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