Via Le Jour: Ebola fever in Guinea: Ten days for Alpha Condé reacts! A Google translation, lightly edited:
Better late than ever, we say. Ten days after the official announcement late and the presence of Ebola virus in Guinea President Alpha Conde finally spoke Guineans.
But in the meantime, hundreds of people were infected with viral haemorrhagic fever and scores died.
The president, himself, takes stock of 116 sick and 72 dead, including personal health. Before sending condolences to the bereaved families of the government.
"In my capacity as President, my Government and myself, are very concerned about this epidemic that affects especially the most active layers of the country, including health personnel. I want to reassure the public that with the support of the international community, arrangements are made to prevent and fight effectively against this epidemic. The information we receive allow us to be optimistic and confident ," reassured the Head of State.
And he invites Guineans to strict compliance with hygiene and prevention measures and not to panic over rumours.
"I instruct the prefects, mayors, governors to work very closely with international partners operating on the ground so that Guinea can quickly overcome this epidemic. I ask the wise and populations to facilitate the task of health personnel at all levels and specialists came to help their country, "concluded Alpha Condé.