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Liberia’s vice president rushed to Ghana for suspected COVID-19 treatment

The vice president of Liberia, Jewel Howard-Taylor, is currently being hosted in Ghana for treatment after developing “respiratory complications”.

A statement from her office said she was flown to Ghana having spent four days at a private clinic in Monrovia.

Health officials said her condition is now stabilised but have ruled out coronavirus.

“Having favorably responded to treatment and the state of her health stabilized, it was advised that the Vice President seeks further medical attention at a more advanced facility with specialty in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory ailments,” the release said.

According to the BBC, Howard-Taylor’s transfer to Ghana prompted an avalanche of calls to radio talk shows in Monrovia on Wednesday, with many people expressing frustration over the poor healthcare system.

Mrs Taylor, 56, is an ex-wife of jailed former Liberian President Charles Taylor. She became the vice-president to ex-footballer George Weah in 2018 under a coalition arrangement.




Daily Mail GH

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