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Ebola Virus: Liberia Declares State of Emergency

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State of Emergency in Liberia

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian President, has declared a state of emergency in the country as a result of the rapid spread of Ebola Virus.

Declaring a state of emergency for 90 days, Sirleaf reportedly stated that ignorance, poverty, and entrenched religious and cultural practices, were factors responsible for the worsening spread of the disease, BBC reports.

Health officials in the country revealed that the virus is also spreading rapidly because “many people are keeping sick relatives at home instead of taking them to isolation centres.”

Sirleaf also said that curbing the outbreak would require “extraordinary measures for the very survival of our state and for the protection of the lives of our people”.

Photo Credit: BBC/EPA

8 Comments

  1. sum1special

    August 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    God help us.

  2. Madikyzela

    August 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    A miracle is indeed needed. God pls intervene. So sad.

  3. aisha

    August 7, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Hmmmmmmm.

  4. Dazzy

    August 7, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    I’m really scared. I heard the virus has affected a couple in Lekki, and that they have taken the couple away for isolation. I hope this is not true. Bella please find out for us. This is getting really creepy.

  5. udeme

    August 7, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Bellanaijaaaa….please some of us enterntain ourselves w yyour blog first thing in the morning as we eat breakfast. Please warn your readers of gruesome photos and give them the option to click on the post to see more. Geez dead bodies all over your front page. I threw up my breakfast. thanks. Please fix it in the future. Even Linda Ikeji warns her readers now

  6. RO2

    August 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    ignorance, poverty, and entrenched RELIGIOUS and CULTURAL practices, were factors responsible for the worsening spread of the diseas

  7. mulikat

    August 7, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Big wahala is ignorance,religion and so call tradition practices,they like to do native doctor than hospital my God,why africa are black inside and outside in 2014,dont belive in western medicine only native doctor, with same medicine to cure 100 problem my Gosh.

  8. Endowed

    August 8, 2014 at 1:30 am

    eeyyyaaa!!!!! Liberian people always want to do their own thing. SMH

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