Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link this allAfrica.com report from Heritage: Liberia: Gov't Orders All Beaches Closed On November 29. Excerpt:
The Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Deputy Minister of Public Affairs at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, has ordered all beaches operating across the country closed on November 29.
According to Atty. Jackson, the decision to close all beaches on November 29 followed a consultation with health authorities.
The Deputy MICAT boss made these comments Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the daily Ebola Hour held at the Ministry in Monrovia.
"Having met with health authorities, the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, wishes to announce that all beaches operating in our country will be closed on the 29th of November. All beaches will be closed for one day. We are taking this measure to prevent the further spread of the Ebola virus," said Minister Jackson.
"The reports that we have gathered, a large number of the youthful population of our country are getting in active gear to celebrate November 29 on the beaches. As a way of averting the spread the spread of this virus, and maintaining a no case by December, the government thought it fate and proper to close all beaches on this day," he emphasized.
He said the police have been instructed to be deployed along those beaches.
November 29, Wikipedia tells me, is the birthday of William Tubman, Liberia's longest serving president. In Canada, closing the beaches on November 29 would be redundant—apart from a few diehard surfers on Vancouver Island, Haida Gwaii, and in Nova Scotia.