Wrong Testing is affecting fight Against COVID-19 …Says Liberian medical expert

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MONROVIA Aug. 12- Dr. Dougbeh Chris Nyan, a prominent infectious disease scientist based in the USA has called on the government to invest in the health sector and have effective equipment to help fight the Covid 19 pandemic.

He made the statement on Wednesday on a local radio talk show-OK Morning drive.

“We need manpower, trained, man power to carry out effective testing. We need enough testing equipment, enough and accurate testing kits,” he said.

He added, “ We need additional  testing centers to be set up. Once we have those three things,  we are able to mount an accurate testing. In addition to that,  we also  need an effective contact  tracer.  We must be able to trace those who are infested by way of identifying   those who are being transmitted.”

Liberia’s  current COVID 19 case stands at; 1,250.  About 736 confirmed cases with 81 death. He said,  “So, if we do not have mass testing we will not be able to identify those infested and  traced. Those things are interdependent. Once we are able to augment those things, testing kits,  we will do a lot better than what we are doing now.”

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Alphonso Toweh Alphonso has  been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.
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