Liberians are eagerly awaiting three days from now when the World Health Organization (WHO) would have declared Liberia Ebola-free.
Yesterday at the regular press briefing of the Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism, it was disclosed that within three days, Liberia would be declared Ebola-free. This has raised the hope of Liberians who felt the deadly effect of the virus that devastated every fabric of the society could not be vanquished.
As May 9 approaches, many Liberians are highly anticipating the total eradication of Ebola from Liberia when the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the country free of the virus. On that day Liberians would have completed 42 days living with no new confirmed transmission of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease.
The virus which surfaced in the country March of 2014 reached its peak in October of the same year, killing over four thousand Liberians, destroying the already fragile health care system and crippling the economy.
Speaking at its weekly press briefing, the Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism (MICAT), Lewis Brown, described the disease’s emergence into the country as, “the greatest threat to public health that this generation had ever encountered.”
Information Minister Lewis Brown has called on all Liberians not to forget the episodes that unfolded because of the dangerous virus.
He said, “Dangerous as it was, perhaps Ebola has given us a new way. As its death stings stalked our communities all across the country, we came together in ways that we have not done before. Just four days away from conquering a predatory disease which unprecedented outbreak, including in our most populous urban areas, would have brought many nations of our world to their knees.”
On Saturday the Government of Liberia and the world over are putting into place programs to celebrate the defeat of the deadly disease from the country.