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Curfew extended – Dolo Town quarantine lifted

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The New Dawn LiberiaThe Liberian Government has with immediate effect extended the curfew throughout the Country from 11:PM to 6:AM beginning Monday, September 8, 2014.

Though much is not explained in the adjustment made in the curfew, the government has also lifted the quarantine imposed on the Dolo Town in Margibi County, one of the worst hit areas in the Ebola outbreak here.

A statement issued on Monday, September 8 by the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism says government’s action is based on the advice of the authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as well as consultations with local and international partners involved in the Ebola fight.

The Ebola death toll here is over a thousand, and there are fears that no decline has been seen since this round of the deadly outbreak in the West African region.

It can be recalled that President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, as part of measures to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, announced the imposition of a curfew throughout the country which took effect on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.

But the government emphasized in its statement yesterday that there have been some successes, including the exercise of “unprecedented level of community leadership in containing the Ebola Virus in Dolo Town.”

“… This action is based on the advice of the authorities of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as well as consultations with local and international partners involved with efforts aimed at containing the deadly Ebola Virus Disease,” the government says.

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