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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Liberia To End Ebola Curfew

VENTURES AFRICA – Liberia will end the curfew that was necessitated by the Ebola epidemic and open up closed intra-city borders, President Ellen Johnson SirLeaf has ordered.
    “President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered the lifting of the curfew imposed nationwide. It takes effect beginning Sunday, February 22, 2015,” a statement on the country’s presidency website read.
Liberia, along with Guinea and Sierra Leone, make up the three worst-hit countries by a disease that has killed more than 9000 West Africans and led the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare a global health emergency.
    However, since the turn of the year positive signs that the epidemic could be nearing its end are becoming visible. Earlier this month, all three badly hit countries revealed a 60 days target of no new Ebola cases.