BREAKING NEWS: President Weah declares state of Emergency

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MONROVIA – April 8(TNR)-Liberian president  George Weah on Wednesday declared a state of emergency as a way to stop the spread of the Corona virus 

“The global spread of this virus,  represents the greatest   threat to the health and wellbeing of  the people of Liberia since the Ebola epidemic  suffered by our  country from 2014 to 2016,” he said in  a live nationwide address on state radio.

He said, “It has already arrived in Liberia  and confirmed  cases are now on the rise. Therefore by the authority granted to me under  Articles 85, 86, 87 88  of the Liberian constitution,   after due consultations  with the speaker of the house of representatives and the president pro-Tempore of the Liberian senate, as required by law,  I  George Manneh Weah,  president of the Republic of Liberia,  hereby declare a state of  emergency  in and   throughout the republic of Liberia  for the period of three weeks , renewable until the threats  to Liberia for the coronavirus  no longer exist,” he said.

Liberia has reported three  three deaths so far with 14 confirmed cases.

He  has directed the speaker to hold a joint meeting  to conclude the details  of the State of emergency.

“The speaker and the president pro-tempore are to convene  the 54thnational legislature  a joint secession  on tomorrow Thursday the 9th  of April 20202 for justification  and endorsement for this state of emergency, resolution in accordance  with  the article 88 of the Liberian constitution.”

President Weah  also restricted  the movement of people form various counties as well.

 “I Further announce under this state of emergency  that  all  15 counties in the republic of Liberia  are hereby  quarantined  from 11:59pm on  Friday 10 20202 until further notice. Movement between counties  are strictly  prohibited . no person  shall be permitted to enter  or in any way cross the border of any county into another county, except for Montserrado  and Margibi which is treated  as a single unit.”

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