Ebola Virus Now Claims 7 Lives…Victim At Firestone Dies

Health & Social Welfare Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, has confirmed the death of at least seven persons in Foya, Lofa County from the effectual Ebola virus.    Addressing the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information in Monrovia on Thursday, Dr. Gwenigale confirmed that the virus has already killed at least seven people in the country.

He said the other sister of the lady, who was reported to have died of the virus in Foya, Lofa County is infected with the virus as well.

The Liberian Health Minister made the statement while responding to suggestions from the Liberian Senate and the opposition Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine on the closure of Liberia’s border with Guinea.

Dr. Gwenigale then lauded the National Chronicle Newspaper for allotting a page to the ongoing Ebola fight. He said it was sadden to note that some Liberians, including media institutions were still doubtful about the existence of the Ebola virus in Liberia and continue to question the rationale behind the US$1.2 million being requested by the Ministry.

Dr. Gwenegale said Liberians, especially politicians and some members of the media must do away with the issue of politics and foolishness from the ongoing fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country and other parts of the region.

Dr. Walter Gwenigale said Liberians who opt not to help in the ongoing fight against the deadly Ebola virus must avoid undermining the process.

“If you don’t want to help us, don’t undermine us in our fight against the deadly virus,” Dr. Gwenigale said on Thursday at the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism; Morrison O.G. Sayon writes.