UN Liberia COVID-19 Socio-Economic Response and Recovery Plan
26 November 2020
Liberia reported its index case on 16th March 2020, andas of 26 August 2020, the number had risen to 1,295(including 208 Health Workers, with a HAI rate of 16.1 per cent) confirmed cases and 82 deaths. Since the onset of the pandemic, the National Incident Management System (IMS) was activated with 18 pillars driving the response under the central command of the Minister of Health as the incident manager and a special presidential advisory committee on COVID-19 (SPACCO) chaired by H.E.President George Weah, has been formed. Immediatesteps taken by the government after the detection of the index case included the declaration of a health emergency, which entailed certain restrictive measures from large gatherings, closure of all schools nationwide and enforcing social distancing among others.