In her Independence Day message, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf set-up a national task force to fight the deadly Ebola virus, which she chairs and is co-chaired by Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly. Four days later and in a nationwide address, Sirleaf took a number of decisions, including the suspension of all schools and one month compulsory leave for all non-essential civil servants as preventive measures in curbing the virus.
Government officials were asked to help spread the news that Ebola, which was first reported in Lofa County, is real and has killed many Liberians.
The virus is infectious but its rapid spread can be prevented, according to medical sources.
And Margibi County Representative Ballah Zayzay took the bull by the horn in distributing buckets and chlorine at strategic points in district number two.