President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has expressed confidence that the re-emergence of the new Ebola virus disease outbreak in lower Margibi County will be nip in the bud. “I am confident that the situation will be put under control,” she asserted.
An Executive Mansion release said President Sirleaf made the statement at the Robert International Airport (RIA) where she had gone to inspect the three brand new electronic scanners installed there meant to detect elevated body temperature even if an individual is 10 meters away and numerous other physical conditions including fever.
The Temperature Electronic Scanners that have been installed at both the entry and departure terminals of the airport were provided by the Government of Japan to buttress government’s efforts in containing the deadly Ebola virus.
President Sirleaf told journalists that Liberia has the capability to adequately put the latest Ebola outbreak under control as evidenced by the fact that the Incident Management System immediately responded to the situation when it was reported.
“Let the word go out, Liberia is containing the new outbreak as new measures and new mechanisms have been put in place,” the Liberian Chief Executive assured.
In separate remarks, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Nah Kateh and the Head of the Incident Management System, Tolbert Nyenswah, said surveillance and contact tracing are in place at the various borders, but noted that government was doing everything possible to ensure that the virus in neighboring countries does not cross over into Liberia and urged Liberians to continue following safety measures.
Also making remarks during the inspection tour, the Chairman of Board of RIA, Mr. Gbehzongar Milton Findley, said he was impressed with the level of progress made at the Airport and pointed out that measures are being put in place for those who leaving Liberia, leave with the right temperature; while those coming into Liberia come with the right temperature.-Press Release