Liberia

Liberia’s justice minister tests corona positive

MONROVIA, April 28 (NNN-AGENCIES) — The health authorities in Liberia have announced that Justice Minister Frank Musa Dean has tested positive for Covid-19 and was receiving treatment at a hospital outside the capital, Monrovia.

Late Sunday night, he had been informed by Dr Musoko Fallah, head of the National Public Health Institute (NPHIL), that his Covid-19 test results came back positive.

“I am hopeful,” Dean is quoted as saying by the FrontPage Africa newspaper.

Liberia runs short of bank notes

MONROVIA, Nov 6 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Liberians are stuck in long queues at cash machines as many have run out of bank notes.

Customers trying to get money at bank counters have also complained they can’t get Liberian dollars.

The ministry of finance says there is not sufficient money in the vaults of commercial banks because people are keeping money at home – something observers say is motivated by a lack of confidence in the banks.

Liberia has had a problematic recent history with bank notes.

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