Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for sending the link to this allAfrica.com report picked up from The New Republic Liberia: Liberia: Ellen Against 'Visitor'. Excerpt:
Liberia's Head of State, Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has commanded Liberians to drive off any stranger that appears at their homes.
"If anybody comes to your house, tell the person to go away. If somebody comes to your house, say 'please go back to your house'," the Liberian Leader said to residents of Stephen Tolbert Estate, Gardnesville, on Friday, August 15.
President Sirleaf gave the instruction when speaking at Stephen Tolbert Estate on ways of preventing transmission of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia.
The Liberian Leader also commented on pause or halt of all national reconstruction projects because of presence of the Ebola virus in Liberia. "Our road works have stopped; our hydro works have stopped," she reported to her hosts at Stephen Tolbert Estate.
She said Contractors who were working on the projects have left Liberia on fear of contracting the virus.
She was at the Stephen Tolbert Estate on invitation from leadership of the National Housing Authority (NHA) carrying out the national Ebola-eradication message around all government housing units in the Country.
The Head of State, who is also the Chairman of the National Ebola Task Force, pledged a motorbike to the Estate's Ebola awareness team. She made the promise on the team leader's complaints of lack of vehicle and other constraints facing the team.