Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) is wrecking havoc across the world and Liberia has three cases under its belt since the outbreak began in Wuhan China in 2019. Given the deadly nature of the disease, a prominent resident of District No. 6, Montserrado County and Deputy Minister of Public Works, Joseph P. Todd is encouraging all hands on desk in battling the Covid-19 because anything on the contrary would have adverse repercussions on the country.
“Coronavirus is no joke. Please Liberians take this virus serious. Allowing this disease to spread beyond the three cases we already have would be the worst thing to do as a country. One of the best things we can do is to follow the protocol provided by the Ministry of Health by washing our hands,” Mr. Todd pleaded.
The Deputy Minister made the passionate appeal when he donated assorted sanitary materials including handwashing buckets and sensitizers to his neighbors and residents of electoral district number 6. in Paynesville, Montserrado County.
He indicated that the fight against the Covid-19 disease is not just limited to donating buckets but educating Liberians about how to prevent the spread of the disease -a situation we can not afford.
“We have to educate our people on what it means to keep social distance, wash hands often and stay away from large groups of people. It is not business as usual. We have to do our best. When we are asked to stay home, let’s stay home,” he added.
Mr. Todd reminded Liberians that the bitter experience with Ebola virus is a good reason to observe the preventive measures.
He applauded the farsighted leadership being provided by President George Manneh Weah in the fight against COVID-19.
Receiving the donated items, Amadu Bility said the items will be distributed to areas that have shown to be in dire need of sanitary materials to help in the prevention of the COVID-19.
“We will put some of the buckets at worship places, markets, populated places in the communities,” Mr. Bility said.
Marie Carr, a businesswoman thanked Mr. Todd for always raising to the occasion to come to their aid whenever there is a need without any resident making a request.