By Morrison O. G. Sayon
The Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism has strongly assured owners of beaches in the country that government will not close them down if proper preventive health measures are put into place at the various beaches. Addressing the regular press briefing of the Information Ministry on Tuesday, Minister Lewis G. Brown said government has no intention to close the beaches but warned of precautionary measures intended to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
The Information Minister said only beaches that will not follow the preventive measures will be closed as a measure intended to stop further spread of the deadly virus. Brown said he has instructed the Deputy Minister for Tourism to inspect all the beaches to ensure that they are fighting the virus by taking precautionary measures to prevent the Ebola menace.
Minister Browne then called on Liberians as well as residents of the country to continue the preventive health measures reminding the citizens to take personal responsibility. He called on communities to mobilize to fight against Ebola by carrying on awareness and sensitization campaign as a means of eradicating the infectious disease.
“No one will declare us Ebola-free as long as our neighbors still have high rate of Ebola cases in their various countries,” Minister Brown said. He said government is doing everything possible to begin its reconstruction process and development of its infrastructures throughout the country.