The Minister of Labour Cllr. Charles H. Gibson has observed that certain sectors of the economy should be declared essential and restricted from strike. Minister Gibson said the old Labour Law of Liberia prohibited entities that provide basic social services such as, water, electricity, telecommunications, airport services and others from strike because to do so would affect the entire population.He said there are other mechanisms that workers in these sectors can use to address their grievances other than strike because it will amount to a national lockdown.