The John Kofi Asman United Methodist Church (UMC) in the township of West Point has joined the fight against the deadly Ebola virus that has claimed the lives of hundreds of Liberians. The Church had distributed Sanitizers in communities across the country with the recent donation being of the people of West Point.
Youths of the Church led by Mr. Samuel K. Quarshie, were seen over the weekend under a pour of rain, distributing buckets, soap and other disinfectants to residents of the densely populated community in furtherance of the campaign to prevent the spread of the virus.
Since the outbreak of the virus in Liberia from neighboring Guinea, Ebola has killed over 300 persons, including foreign and local medical doctors as well dozens of nurses. As the distribution was ongoing, residents of the benefiting communities were educated on how to use the Sanitizers to avoid coming in contact with the virus. Mr. Samuel K. Quarshie urged the residents not to doubt the existence of Ebola as it is real.
He cautioned them to avoid touching, shaking hands and kissing, and to report anyone in the community showing symptoms of the virus to health workers for prompt action.