The head of the Incident Management System (IMS), Tolbert Nyenswah, has termed as “false" speculations of a renewed outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia.
Nyenswah said the IMS is fully alert and working diligently to prevent a spillover of the disease from neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone where cases are still being reported.
Speaking at the Ministry of Information regular press conference held at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia on Thursday, Nyenswah cautioned Liberians to remain vigilant and continue to adhere to the preventive protocols.
Nyenswah reminded Liberians about the recent health alert issued by the IMS urging the public to desist from transporting ill relatives from Guinea and Sierra Leone.
He assured Liberians that the IMS will not hesitate to immediately inform the public in case of an outbreak so that measures will be put in place to keep the country safe.
Liberia was declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO) on May 9, 2015 after completing two incubation periods totaling 42 days without any new case of the disease.
Since then the Ebola free status has been cautiously celebrated as Liberia’s two neighbors Guinea and Sierra Leone continue to report new cases of the virus.