Via GuinéeConakry.info: CONAKRY: Stories Ebola. An edited Google translation:
It's hard to be Conakryka these days. Panic Caused by the sudden spread of Ebola turns into prudent behavior Bordering on fluff.
For example, a greeting in the streets of the Guinean capital, often is practiced in the air with a rapper's "big'' up made famous by a certain Barack Obama, during his first presidential campaign. Thus, in order not to shake hands with each other and serve as a probable vector of transmission of the terrible disease, it is a gesture in the air that many use to avoid contact—especially among young people. Some wear gloves and those who do not have to bend your hands.
However, Catholic and Anglican churches have an interest in reviewing the appeal launched by the officiating priests in Masses, inviting the faithful to "join hands in the peace of Christ." Indeed, these calls are immediately followed by braces, tight hands ... So many opportunities as possible transmissions. Attention—danger!
In the major markets of the place, fish sell quickly while bushmeat (agoutis, bats, etc.) us pushed or concealed. Some supermarkets and mini-markets in the capital have installed their bottles sanitary disinfectants at their doors, where the service staff invite guests upon arrival and departure to clean their hands.
Some people become monks or Asians or custom greetings with their bowing of the head, hands clasped, please!
In sum, remote greetings have multiplied, in contradiction with the traditions that "greetings tossed" are rude, according to the cultural canons of the country.
Until the exponential curve of the epidemic is reversed, pharmacies are out of bottles of liquid disinfectants and gloves. More prosaic, toilets in public places are deserted for most. Who is crazy?
When Ebola is there, as you can see, many social ties really relax. Finally, at the prefectural hospital Dinguiraye, these are doctors who have scooted when they learned of the arrival in their facilities of a suspected case, forgetting for a moment, the Hippocratic Oath.
That is why Guinée Conakry Info has as its slogan: "Ebola! Not to die, better to laugh! "