Via The New Dawn: Burn Ebola bodies - Gov't order. Excerpt:
The Liberian Government has ordered the Ministry of Health and relevant agencies to consider the cremation of all Ebola related dead bodies to avoid body tampering and contamination of water sources.
The order came as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced several tough new measures Wednesday to help curb the further spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which has so far claimed 129 deaths most of whom are mainly health workers and caregivers.
The new measures include the immediate closure of all schools across the country, the quarantine of some communities, restricted and limited travels of government officials and the closure of all markets at border areas including Foya, Bo Waterside, and Ganta till further notice. The president said exception for travel will be the Vice President and a few cabinet ministers whose presence is absolutely necessary will attend the ensuing US-Africa Leadership Summit.
Security forces here have been ordered to enforce these measures and ensure straight adherence. As at last week, the Ebola death toll here had reached 129 out of 249 cases, since the disease spread from neighboring Guinea early this year to Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively.
President Sirleaf, who also chairs the newly constituted Ebola Task Force here further announced that all non-essential staff, to be determined by the Ministers or Head of Agencies, are to be placed on a 30-day compulsory leave; while declaring Friday, August 1, a non-working day be used for the disinfection and chlorination of all public facilities.