COVID-19 pandemic in Liberia
|COVID-19 pandemic in Liberia|
|First outbreak||Wuhan, China|
|Index case||Margibi County|
|Arrival date||16 March 2020|
(4 months and 6 days)
|Confirmed cases||213 (as of 13 May)|
|Active cases||92 (as of 13 May)|
|Recovered||101 (as of 13 May)|
|20 (as of 8 May)|
On 16 March, the first case in Liberia was confirmed, a government official who traveled from Switzerland. President George Weah controversially named the person, and claimed they violated screening protocols at Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Harbel.
The second case was confirmed on 17 March, a close contact of the first case.
Liberia's third case of COVID-19 was confirmed on 20 March. The third person was a returned traveler. Following this third case, the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare declared a national health emergency on 22 March.
On 27 March, the U.S. Embassy evacuated some U.S. citizens from Liberia.
On 1 April, the European Union organized a charter flight evacuating its citizens.
Liberia reported its first death on 4 April.
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