Gov’t Suspends Curfew For Tonight

The Government of Liberia has suspended curfew for tonight in an effort to enable churches and religious groups around the country to conduct traditional worship services on the eve of the New Year, which is usually referred to as “Watch Night.”

In a press released posted on Facebook yesterday, the Ministry of Justice said the action was a result of a directive of the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, that Curfew for Wednesday Night, December 31, 2014, the eve of the New Year, is hereby suspended.

The release signed by Minister Benedict Sannoh has advised on all Churches and Religious Organizations conducting worship services on New Year eve to abide by all existing Ebola preventive protocols as well as the Regulations issued by the Minister of Health governing the control and abatement of the spread and eradication of the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

Accordingly, the Ministry has called on the Liberia National Police and all Security Agencies are advised to take note of this suspension which is only far Wednesday night, December 31. 2014