By Jefferson D. Tweh
Some officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and their relatives, who were quarantined for 21 days at the Police Barracks on Camp Johnson Road as a result of the deadly Ebola virus, were last week Friday, September 26, 2014, declared free of the virus after intensive medical treatment and thorough observation by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in Monrovia.
Those police officers were quarantined along with their relatives at the Police Barracks on Camp Johnson Road after one of their colleagues’ wife died there as a result of the deadly Ebola virus.
The Director of the Liberia National Police, Clarence Massaquoi, disclosed that those officers along with their relatives, who were quarantined for 21 days in the Police Barracks did not complain, but were taking the preventive measures as prescribed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in collaboration with the WHO.
“If you have not demonstrated the level of discipline, you would not survive from the deadly Ebola virus; thank God that you all have survived today,” Director Massaquoi expressed happiness.
The Police Boss explained that the Authorities of Liberia National Police provided food and electricity 24 hours to the LNP officers along with their relatives in the Barracks during their quarantined period.
Director Massaquoi congratulated the United States Embassy, Ureas Mining Company, Putu Iron Ore Mining Company, Kailondo Group of Companies, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr.Emmanuel Dolo and Mrs. Mai Urey for their great intervention, commitment and contributions made to the quarantined Liberian police officers and their relatives. He then advised all Liberians to continuously take preventive measures because Ebola is unquestionably real.
Mrs. Mai Urey said Liberia cannot afford losing the quarantined Liberia National Police officers along with their relatives because they have great things to do for the Liberian people and added that she thanked God for the survival of those LNP Officers and their relatives.