By Olando Testimony Zeongar
In the wake of a surge in the Coronavirus pandemic in the country, Grand Bassa County lone female Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence has announced the shipment of huge essential supplies from the United States of America to Liberia.
The Bassa lawmaker, who is currently in the U.S., disclosed last Friday via her Facebook page that while in that country, with the help of the Board of her Nyonblee Cares Foundation and some good friends, she procured lots of essential anti-COVID-19 supplies.
She further announced that the process of packing those essential supplies which she said were requested by some doctors in Liberia was ongoing, making way for subsequent shipment to Liberia.
She said shipment of the supplies by cargo plane was expected to commence over the weekend, while recalling that during the Ebola Virus Disease onslaught on Liberia, she similarly shipped several medical supplies from the U.S. to Liberia, paying homage to a friend in the US, who she only referred to as Doreen.
“During the Ebola crisis in Liberia, we came to the USA to look for beds because all the contaminated beds were thrown out of the hospitals, I called my friend Doreen from an organization call Through These Hands and asked for 50 beds, few days later she arranged 700 brand new beds and mattresses with over 3,000 boxes of supplies, we shipped ten containers and former President Sirleaf named us the highest individual donor to the Health Sector,” Senator Karnga-Lawrence recalled.
She continued: “Today, while packing these essential supplies requested by some doctors in Liberia to send by cargo tomorrow, to help in the fight against the Coronavirus, we stopped by Doreen again to see what she has, and she’s ready to ship an entire container.”
Senator Karnga-Lawrence stressed that supplies that are urgently needed in Liberia to aid the country’s fight against the Delta variant of COVID-19 are top her priority list, saying, “We have to take supplies that are needed urgently by air cargo this weekend and the board of the Nyonblee Cares Foundation will work with Through These Hands to do one or more containers. We are grateful for all the help from everyone.”
Meanwhile, latest update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the country, are 5,026 total confirmed cases, according to Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah, who puts the number of total active cases at 2,375.
Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah says the total number of deaths up to present is 136 while 2,516 people have recovered from the virus, noting also that a total of 123,000 samples have been collected throughout the country.
She also disclosed that a total of 32 new cases have been recorded since the beginning of July this year.