The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, says Liberia is close to getting to zero in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.
SRSG Ahmed said Grand Cape Mount County has gone 21 days plus without new cases, saying, “If Grand Cape Mount County can go through the 21 days plus without new cases, that means Liberia is close to zero because I went there in the heat of that county outbreak and saw what it was.”
Speaking Thursday, 19 February at the Ministry of Information’s daily press briefings, Mr. Ahmed said getting to zero is not all to it, but maintaining the zero, and doing so, Liberians must be committed to the process.
He said the Government must provide good health system for health workers, and communities should work along with the Government and the media in eradicating Ebola.
UNMEER boss also thanked the Government and people od Liberia, international partners and the media for the level of work achieved so far in the Ebola fight, and hoped the virus will be out of Liberia very soon.
For his part, Liberia’s Information Minister, Lewis G. Brown, commended UNMEER for the support given to the Liberian people, noting that UNMEER has been there for the Liberian people always.
“They stood by us; they have always been there for us whenever we called upon them. They are there for us; they have worked with the Government of Liberia in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus, so I want to say a big thank you to them for the help”, Brown expressed.
By Bridgett Milton