Ebola Outbreak: Liberian President Ellen Johnson Imposes Curfew



Battling the spread of Ebola virus disease in West Africa the Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has imposed a night-time curfew from tonight (Wednesday) and also announced that two affected neighbourhoods have been quarantined in effort to curb the spread.

“Commencing Wednesday, August 20 there will be a curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am (2100 to 0600 GMT),” she said in a radio address late Tuesday night.
“All entertainment centres are to be closed. All video centres are to be closed at 6:00 pm,” Sirleaf ordered.

The President also give reasons why her country has not made tangible success in the war against the Ebola virus:

“We have been unable to control the spread due to continued denials, cultural burying practices, disregard for the advice of health workers and disrespect for the warnings by the government,” she lamented.

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