MONROVIA-Samuel Stryker Funeral Parlor, a renowned funeral home in Liberia has been shut down failing to follow health protocol.
The actions was perfected on Thursday, July 1, 2021 by the joint Security, in continuation of its zero tolerance enforcement of COVID-19 measures announced by the Ministry of Health.
A release from Police Inspector General, Patrick Sudue said; “while routine patrol was ongoing by members of the Joint Security, it was observed that the funeral home was conducting a funeral service with over fifty (50) persons in attendance which violates government’s 20 persons mandate for those converging in public places including funeral homes.”
The release further quotes the IG Sudue as saying that the funeral home will remain closed to the public until a fine of Two Hundred United States Dollars (US$200) is paid in government’s revenue as per the health protocol.
The health protocols of Liberia state that a person should be fined two hundred united states dollars and or served a prison term of not later than thirty days.
At the same time, Col. Sudue warned that the LNP will leave no stone unturned in ensuring the full implementation of the COVID-19 restrictions as announced by the Ministry of Health are followed.
He urged school administrators, religious leaders, motorists, passengers, and pedestrians to take serious the measures announced by the Ministry of Health, adding that the Joint Security will remain very robust in ensuring compliance of the health protocols.
The parlor is one of many the areas that government takes people who expired. Moreover, it provides services to many people both at home and abroad. It is not known how many corpses are there.