As a way of identifying with nearby communities in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus in Liberia, CICO has donated several materials to residents of King Gray Community in Paynesville outside Monrovia.
The materials, which include buckets, clorox, soap and hand sanitizers are intended to help in fighting the COVID-19 as part of the company's effort in supporting the Government of Liberia to kick the deadly virus out of the county.
Mr. Zhou Zhishang, CICO Business Manager, who presented the items on behalf of the company, said CICO remains committed to giving back to nearby residents and communities, something which has been demonstrated in the past.
He called on residents of King Gray Community to help spread awareness messages against the virus and follow all protocols in keeping with government's recent declaration of health emergency in the county.
Community Chairman, Mr. Byron Y.A. Clinton, who received the items on behalf of the community, expressed thanks and gratitude to the Management of CICO for the timely donation and called on residents to use the items wisely.
Liberia's first or index case of the virus was confirmed Monday, March 16, 2020, when the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Mr. Nathaniel T. Blama, was tested positive of the virus. A casual worker in his home was also reported the second case early Tuesday.
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to keep the country safe, the Ministry of Health has declared a national health emergency in keeping with Title 33, Chapter 14 of the Liberian Code of Law Reversed, known as the Public Health Law.
The Ministry of Health has designated two counties, Montserrado and Margibi as "Infected Areas" for 21 days.