Liberians Rejoice, but Ebola Still a Threat
The World Health Organization warned on Friday that the Ebola epidemic was far from beaten as Liberians celebrated the end of the country’s state of emergency.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced on Thursday she was lifting a raft of punitive restrictions on freedoms imposed three months ago because the spread was slowing in the capital, Monrovia.
“This is an indication that the situation is even better than we thought,” said a rejoicing Mamadee Swaray, an entrepreneur in the capital Monrovia.
“The state of emergency was decided because of the fast spreading speed of the virus. If it is lifted this means that cases are not only reducing but there is a better future for us.”