Saturday, May 9, 2015 declaration by the World Health Organization informing the world that Liberia has been cleared of the deadly Ebola virus which took the lives of thousands of Liberians including health workers has been the talk of the town.
In appreciation of the work being performed by both local and international health workers, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. based Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Liberian Government has declared Monday, May 11, 2015 a public holiday, urging all Liberians to go to their worship places to praise God for his mercy upon Liberia by allowing the departure of Ebola on it soil.
Addressing his regular Ebola press conference at the Ministry of Information, Information Lewis Brown called on Liberians to wear white on that day as a sign of thanking God for his mercy.
Making the disclosure Friday at the Ministry of Information regular press conference in Monrovia, Information Minister Lewis Brown said at this program to be held at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will formally receive the declaration from the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to Minister Brown, the government is inviting all Liberians to attend the program dressed in white attire.
He thanked all citizens and residents for their prayers, faith, support, hard work and perseverance which, he noted, have made this declaration possible.
“We are also grateful to our many friends and partners for standing with the Liberian Government and people as well as for their invaluable assistance and support as we together fought this deadly disease,” he added.
Brown, on behalf of the government, also called on the Christian community to host special services and offer prayers and thanksgiving on Sunday, May 10, in all places of worship in the country.
He added that the GOL is also asking the Muslim community to offer special prayers, thanksgiving and divine blessings for the nation on Friday, May 15, in all mosques across the country.
Meanwhile, the Religious Adviser to the President, Jervis Witherspoon, is cautioning citizens to celebrate with caution the declaration of Liberia as an Ebola-free nation.