Following the worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, the Liberian government has moved to close border crossings across the nation.
Speaking at a task force meeting on Sunday, July 27, 2014, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf stated that the Liberian government was doing everything within its powers to curb the spread of the virus which has claimed at least 660 lives in the West African region.
This comes as a 2nd American aid worker died in the country and a Liberian died in Lagos, Nigeria as a result of contracting the virus.
“All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points. At these entry points, preventive and testing centres will be established, and stringent preventive measures to be announced will be scrupulously adhered to,” she said.
Under the new measures, public gatherings such as marches, demonstrations and promotional advertisements also will be restricted.