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General News of Thursday, 24 June 2021


Today In History: Liberian Minister flown to Ghana for coronavirus treatment

Professor Ansu Dao Sonii is the Liberian Minister for Education Professor Ansu Dao Sonii is the Liberian Minister for Education

Professor Dao Sonii Senior, Liberia’s Education Minister in June 2020 was flown to Ghana for COVID-19 treatment.

The then 70-year-old minister was flown to Ghana for medical attention after a deterioration of his condition following his contraction of the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Professor Sao was admitted to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where his treatment for COVID-19 took place in Ghana.

Read the full article published by GhanaWeb on June 24, 2021, below:

Professor Ansu D. Sonii Sr., the Education Minister of Liberia who has tested positive for COVID-19, has been flown into Accra for treatment.

The 70-year-old minister was flown in over the weekend after his condition deteriorated.

In a Joy News report, the minister was said to be in a stable condition and responding to treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has already spread to 215 countries and over 9,341,970 have been infected as of Tuesday. The disease is caused by SARS-CoV-2 that was detected in humans in December.

In Liberia, the figures released by the Ministry of Health on June 23, 2020, showed a total of 652 confirmed cases, which marks an increase of 2 new cases compared to the previous day.

In the last 24 hours, no deaths were reported and the number of fatalities remains at 34.

It has been reported that 270 people have recovered in that country.

Liberia ranks 146 in countries with reported COVID-19 cases, one of the lowest in the world.

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