LIBERIA: Gov’t Adjusts Curfew; Lifts Dolo’s Town Quarantine

The Government of Liberia has adjusted the curfew hours throughout the country. The curfew will now run from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., according to Information Minister Lewis G. Brown.

In an interview with the Liberia News Agency on Monday, Brown quoted the President as saying that the adjustment was based on the full cooperation of the Liberian people with measures instituted to curb the Ebola outbreak.

Minister Brown called on Liberians to abide by the new curfew hours set by government, adding, “We are grateful to you for the level of cooperation exhibited and we want you to continue in that line.”

Meanwhile, Minister Brown has announced the lifting of the quarantine on Dolo’s Town in Margibi County.

He said government’s decision to lift the quarantine was based on the recommendation of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

He said like the people of West Point, the residents of Dolo’s Town have also taken up the challenge of conveying Ebola awareness and prevention messages throughout the area as well as engaging in contact tracing.

Brown urged the people of Dolo’s Town to also use the lifting of the quarantine to intensify their sensitization and awareness campaign against the Ebola virus.

On August 20, government quarantined West Point and Dolo’s Town to contain the spread of Ebola, while President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf had on Tuesday, August 17, imposed a nationwide curfew.

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