Citizens of Grand Bassa County are calling on the national Ebola task force to quarantine residents of a Dolo’s town in Harbel, Margibi County, for suspected cases, following the funeral of a suspected Ebola victim.
The Bassa citizens made the request to Margibi County Senator, Oscar Cooper, for Dolo’s town communities to be quarantined for 21 days, the Ebola observation period to avoid many people coming in contact with the virus. Senator Cooper has reportedly contacted Defense Minister Brownie Sumakai to immediately engage the Ebola task force quarantine committee to proceed with the process.
Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Kangar, funeral for a suspected Ebola victim was held recently at the Holy Church of Christ in Dolo’s town after a female member of the church lost her daughter in childbirth. The funeral service was predominantly attended by sympathizers from Grand Bassa County and areas around Margibi County.
An assistant pastor of the church, Minister Gbegeah, who reportedly lost his two sons in the process, has also died himself. Many people were said to have been infected from the funeral, but the situation had been earlier attributed to food poisoning. In a press release, Senator Kangar said there are cases of many people being tested positive of the deadly Ebola virus in the county.
She said in Grand Bassa County district #1, there were affected cases early this week, while on Wednesday, a resident of compound #3 in Bassa, also came down with symptoms of Ebola. Grand Bassa County District #1 Representative, Byron Browne, immediately proceeded to compound #3 to coordinate activities with the county’s task force on Ebola.
Meanwhile, Senator Kangar said citizens of Bassa have scheduled a meeting in Monrovia for today, August 15, 2014 at 3:00pm in the office of deputy speaker Hans Bachue at the Capitol to raise funds for the Bassa task force to support the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.