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Prez. Sirleaf orders security to monitor borders

By Ferricks Dainsee
Section of officers at the Liberia  Bureau of Immigration
Section of officers at the Liberia Bureau of Immigration

( 23, 2014)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf order the Bureau of Immigration, Police and other security forces closely monitor all border points between Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

President Johnson-Sirleaf said she does not want the gains already made in reducing and stabilizing new Ebola cases in Lofa County be reversed.

The Liberian Leader made the statement to journalists Tuesday, October 21, 2014 in Lofa County, following her two-day visit to the county.

She said: “I am in constant communication with the leaders of Guinea and Sierra Leone to work collectively in improving their health systems.”

“Working collectively is aimed at eradicating Ebola from the Mano River Union (MRU) countries,” the President noted.

President Johnson-Sirleaf lauded international health partners for their support and health workers in Lofa County for their sacrificial fight against Ebola.

The Liberian Chief Executive’s statement followed recommendations from the coordinator of the Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Foya, Serge St-Louis of UNICEF.

Dr. St-Louis advised the Liberian Government to close down, or closely monitor the borders between Liberia and Guinea.

He said: “The new Ebola infection rate in Guinea is worsening daily. It requires serious attention from Liberia that has significantly lacks new Ebola cases.”


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