As Ebola Virus Spread, Liberian Lawmaker Denied Algerian Visa

As Liberia join two West African Countries, Guinea and Sierra Leone in the reported discovery of the Ebola virus which has taken the lives of over fifty persons and in Liberia four persons has reportedly created serious embarrassment for a Liberian lawmaker who was denied entry into Algeria due to fears by that Country that he could be a carrier of the deadly Ebola virus.

Reporting the issue on his colleagues at the senate regular session at the Capitol Building in Monrovia on Thursday, March 27, 2014, Senator Henry Yallah of Bong County, said he was denied entry in that Country as a result of the current Ebola crisis.

He said this has caused him and others some high level of embarrassments, noting, “This situation has embarrassed me and other senators”, something he said the Liberian Government, especially the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare needed to work vigorously so as to address the case of the killer disease.

Meanwhile, the Liberian Senate has instructed its Committee on Health and Social Welfare to immediately investigate the hemorrhagic Ebola virus.

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