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Borders Will Not Be Closed Amid New Ebola Case - Dahn
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 Health Minister Bernice Dahn 

 

 

 

Borders Will Not Be Closed Amid New Ebola Case - Dahn

By Decontee M Wesseh, LINA

MONROVIA, June 30 (LINA) – Liberia’s borders will not be closed at this time despite the emergence of a new Ebola case in Lower Margibi County Monday, Health Minister Bernice Dahn has said.

“We are not recommending the closure of our borders, but we are continuing surveillance at all entry points, including land, sea and air,” she said, adding that “communities near Liberia’s border can help protect Liberia from Ebola.’

Speaking at the Ministry of Information press briefing in Monrovia Tuesday, Dahn noted that people will continue to cross borders to go to markets, visit families and to get healthcare.

County health teams and border officials are screening cross-border travelers, the minister said, adding that “any traveler showing symptoms of Ebola should be rapidly isolated and referred to a health facility.”\

According to Dahn, community leaders are aware of border procedures and when to alert health teams.

“We should remain vigilant in our border communities and if you see a visitor who is sick, we must contact our community leaders and they will contact 4455 to alert health teams,” she narrated.

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