COVID-19: Liberian Education Minister and Deputy in hospital

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Liberia’s Education Minister is undergoing treatment for Covid-19 as his ministry prepares to reopen schools next week.

Ansu Sonii and his deputy Latim Da-thong are both in hospital.

The deputy minister was flown to Ghana after his condition worsened, Liberia’s FrontPage Africa newspaper reports.

Information Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe told the newspaper that Mr Da-thong was in a stable condition.

He denied reports that Mr Sonii was also in Ghana for treatment.

Liberia has confirmed 652 coronavirus cases with 34 deaths.

The country on Monday announced that schools will reopen next week for Grade 12 students who are preparing for examinations.