Liberia's vice president confirmed to have coronavirus

Liberia's health ministry has confirmed that the vice president, who was flown to Ghana on Tuesday for medical care, has tested positive for COVID-19

But Health Minister Wilhelmina Jallah said in a statement that the vice president tested positive for the virus on Aug. 10 and was granted permission to travel abroad for treatment.

The 56-year-old flew to Ghana on Tuesday after developing “respiratory complications,” her office said Wednesday.

Liberians have expressed disappointment and frustration over the poor healthcare system.

Since Howard-Taylor became vice president to ex-footballer President George Weah in 2018 under a coalition arrangement, their relationship has been tense and she has often said she’s not treated like the second in command.