Via The Liberian Observer, a July 4 report: Red Alert for Filipinos Residing in Liberia. Excerpt:
The second wave of the deadly Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia has forced the Government of the Republic of the Philippines to issue a red alert to its nationals residing in Liberia and serving with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).
The Filipino Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) raised the “crisis Alert Level 2” Wednesday, July 2, for its citizens in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Under Alert Level 2, the over 580 Filipinos in Liberia are instructed to “restrict non-essential movements, avoid public places, and take extra precautions.”
“Furthermore, only returning overseas Filipino workers (balik manggagawa) with existing employment contracts will be allowed to go back to the host country,” a statement from the DFA said.
The DFA assured its nationals that it would continue to monitor the incidences of the virus outbreak in the Mano River basin.
Despite this red alert, a 69-year-old Filipino, who has resided in Liberia for the last 45 years, has assured her country’s government that they (Filipinos) are doing all to remain safe, based on the pieces of health tips that are being provided by the Liberian Government’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.
Mrs. Maria Eastman, who last May celebrated her 45th wedding anniversary, told the Daily Observer that they would always keep their environments clean and be very conscious of those who come around.