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Coronavirus: Liberian Govt Orders Reopening Of Churches, Mosques


President George Weah of Liberia has ordered the partial reopening of religious centres in the country amid the outbreak of Coronavirus.

The Liberia President revealed that mosques will reopen in the country starting from May 15, while churches will reopen as from May 17.

Weah further stated that religious centres would be allowed to reopen provided they obey social distancing directive.

The president in a statement released, however, noted that the lockdown has been extended in Monrovia, the country’s capital.

He disclosed that the emergency measures announced in April would be extended for two weeks.

These include a ban on all movement between the country’s 15 counties, the closure of non-essential businesses, and stay-at-home orders for Monrovia’s roughly one million inhabitants.

The West African country has so far recorded 199 COVID-19 cases with 20 deaths, according to Liberian authorities.

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