Judges and magistrates across Montserrado County have been cautioned to implement all necessary preventive measures against the deadly Ebola virus as the disease continues to spread rapidly in Liberia.
The President of the National Association of Trial Judges of Liberia, Judge James E. Jones, told his colleagues on Wednesday, September 17 at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia that courts are open to the public and nobody should say they are exempt or immune from Ebola infection.
“People come from far and wide into the courts- we don’t know where they’re coming from; we don’t know who they have touched.”
“We don’t know in fact what is already in them,” he cautioned. Judge Jones expressed the hope that at the end of the Ebola fight here, it can be said that no one succumbed to Ebola within the Judiciary throughout Liberia.
During a brief interaction with his colleagues Wednesday, he, on behalf of the association presented several faucet buckets, chloride and powder soap to be placed at the entrances of various magisterial and traffic courts across Montserrado County.
Receiving the items on behalf of his colleagues, the Vice President of the Trial Judges Association, Judge Jomah S. Jallah, said judges and magistrates should educate their staff to prevent any casualty in the court throughout the Ebola crisis here.
The items are expected to be distributed to magistrates at the Monrovia City Court, New Kru Town City Court, West Point City Court, Bensonville City Court, Careysburg City Court, Brewerville City Court, Monrovia Traffic Court and Arthington City Court, among others.