The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced the suspension of the issuance of Passports to Liberian Citizens, hours after it said it would restrict the number of daily application to 55 persons.
According to the ministry, the latest decision is triggered by the mandate of President George Manneh Weah on social distancing to avoid the further spread of the deadly Coronavirus.
Liberia recorded her second coronavirus case on Tuesday after it reported the first case on Monday. The second case is a contact of the first index case.
The Ministry explained that Passport will only be issued to people based on emergencies cases to be determined by the authority of the Bureau of Passport of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Ministry noted that the these measures which will be reviewed periodically, are in no way intended to deprive citizens of their right to travel document rather, it’s in the interest of public safety and health of the citizens.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended its apologies to the general public for any inconvenience pronouncement may have caused as it is only intended to contain this dangerous monster (coronavirus) from further spreading.