Via FrontPageAfrica, a September 1 report: Liberia Extends Stay-Home Orders for Non-Essential Staff. Excerpt:
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has extended, by the another month beginning Monday, September 1, 2014, the stay-home order imposed on all non-essential government employees who have been away since August 1st.
According to an Executive Mansion release, this measure remains necessary to decongest government work places as efforts continue to contain the spread of the Ebola virus disease which is having devastating consequences on the country. The Liberian leader has assured government employees affected by the stay-home orders that they will continue to receive their salaries during the period of their absence from work.
On Wednesday, July 30, President Sirleaf, in a Special Statement to the Nation on additional measures in the fight against the Ebola virus disease, announced that all non-essential staff begin a 30-day compulsory leave; noting the strategy was to contain the spread, care for the afflicted with the goal of “No New Cases.”
In another development, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, on Friday, August 29, held talks with officials of the Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD) at her Foreign Ministry office in Monrovia. The APD requested the meeting to discuss how they could be of help in the national fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease.
The APD officials proposed a “Strategy for Rapid Tracing and Tracking of Individuals,” similar to that used during civil war for the distribution of relief materials to various communities by the Special Emergency Life Food Program. As a way forward, the APD recommended that the Chair of the National Task Force mandates the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOH&SW) to consider the integration of community enumeration and structure numbering strategy into the Ebola virus transmission tracking and tracing mechanism to enhance and support ongoing efforts.