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Free from Ebola: Still obey basic health practices -Prez Sirleaf

James Akoi/Benjamin S. Taingay
One of the celebration scenes in Monrovia
One of the celebration scenes in Monrovia

(elbcradio.com/May 11, 2015)-President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf wants Liberians continue observing basic health practices, though the country is now free from the Ebola virus.

President Johnson-Sirleaf specially called for hand washing, a basic practice advanced by health authorities.
She said: “The fight against Ebola will intensify, because Liberia’s neighbors are still struggling with the virus.”

The Liberian Leader spoke Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion in Monrovia, where official celebration of the country’s Ebola free status, was held.

She also said regional approach will help in the fight to defeat Ebola in the sub-region.
The President thanked partners for supporting the Liberian people during the Ebola crisis.

President Johnson-Sirleaf then paid tribute to her compatriots for containing the spread of the epidemic, despite its life-threatening impact.

Saturday, May 9, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Liberia Ebola free, after 42 consecutive days of no new Ebola case.

 


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