- Search Results
75 Persons Quarantined In Gbarpolu
Date Uploaded: Oct 03, 2014

Gbarpolu County Flag




75 Persons Quarantined In Gbarpolu
By Emmanuel Mondaye, LINA Gbarpolu County Correspondent

BOPOLU, October 3 (LINA) - Seventy-four persons have been quarantined in several parts of Gbarpolu County, the County Health Officer and Co-Chairman of the Ebola Task Force, Dr. Anthony Tucker, has disclosed.

He told the Task Force weekly meeting Thursday in Bopolu that 19 of those quarantined are in Bopolu City, 13 in Gbarma, 29 in Guo-Wolala and 14
in Belle District.

He said all those under quarantine are being fed and provided safe drinking water to ensure that they don’t leave their quarantine centers and move into communities.

Dr. Tucker said due to lack of quarantine or holding units in Bopolu, the County Task Force is using the Surgical Ward at the Chief Jallah Lone Medical Center in Bopolu to quarantine people suspected of contracting the deadly Ebola virus.

Meanwhile, task forces have been formed in four of the five health districts of Gbarpolu County.

He named Bopolu, Belle, Gou-wolala and Gbarma as districts which have Ebola task forces, leaving Kongba district where a task force is yet to be formed.

According to Dr. Tucker the district task forces are mandated to keep surveillance, bury dead bodies and create awareness in their communities.


The District Task Forces will help reduce the heavy workload of the County Task Force which is engaged in other Ebola-related matters.

Meanwhile, the County Health Officer is admonishing donors to first contact the leadership of the Task Force to obtain information about areas in which they could intervene.

latest headlines
‘A Strong Civil Service Reduces Poverty’ – Swedish Diplomat
A Swedish diplomat has said that her country believes that a strengthened civil service has an important role in Liberia’s effort to reduce pov ...more
ILO Vows To Protect Liberian Workers
The Head of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for English-speaking West African States, Dennis Zulu, has promised that his institution ...more
Over 31,000 Sitting Senior High WAEC Test Across Liberia
About 31,297 senior high school students from 588 schools across the country Monday started writing the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) ...more
AFL Apologizes For Soldiers' Brutality Against Bong Citizens
The Executive Officer of the 23rd Infantry Brigade of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) in Bong County, Captain Francis Gbodi, has apologized to ...more
Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo Off To Uganda For Mega Charity
Miss Liberia, Wokie Dolo, is in Uganda upon the invitation of Miss Uganda, Nakitende Irene, to participate in charitable works. ...more
Int’l Partners Nudge Political Parties To Help Prepare National Forum
A tripartite body, comprising two African and one global partners, is calling on political parties and stakeholders to support an initiative to h ...more
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency