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Grand Bassa County Confirms 3 More COVID-19 Cases

Buchanan, Grand Bassa County – Bearly two days after health authorities announced that Grand Bassa County had recorded its first confirmed case of the novel Coronavirus, three more persons have tested positive  in the county.

Report of the additional three confirmed cases hit the port City of Buchanan early Saturday morning, May 16 after reporters  interviewd the County Health Officer, Dr. Anthony Tucker.

Dr. Tucker also acknowledged during a phone conversation with reporters that the three new patients have now been isolated.

On May 14, Grand Bassa County recorded its first COVID-19 cases – a 34 year old man, who is an employee of ArcelorMittal Liberia,

Recently, the County Health Officer announced that they were carrying out contact tracing to establish people that the patient came in contact with.

He mentioned that 10 persons were under isolation but that investigation and testing were still ongoing.

The pronouncement of the additional three cases have sparked out fear amongst residents of the port city.

Elton Wroinbee Tiah is a Liberian Journalist based in Grand Bassa County, who has covered a variety of issues for the past seven years in the county and other parts of Liberia. He is currently the Program Director of Radio Dukpa - a major community radio station in Buchanan that produces most of its programs in the Bassa language. Tiah also contributes to many Monrovia based news outlets including FrontPage Africa. He holds an Associate of Science Degree from the Grand Bassa Community College and has also obtained several certificates in journalism. Tiah is interested in human interest and development reporting because these reporting are important to the development of his community.

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