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POSITION STATEMENT FROM THE LIBERIAN LEGISLATURE ON THE OUTBREAK OF THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS IN LIBERIA

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The Liberian Legislature has requested the Executive to re-enforce the moratorium on all hunting activities until the country is free of the deadly Ebola virus.

In a statement released in Monrovia Friday, the Legislature assured the relevant Ministries and Agencies of Government and International partners of its support to rapidly respond and prevent any further spread of the Virus in Liberia.

At a Joint Leadership meeting on Capitol Hill attended by the Chairman of the Cabinet, Internal Affairs Minister, Health Authorities and the Resident Representative of the World Health Organization, the Legislature was briefed on the current situation and measures the Health Ministry are implementing to arrest the threat the Ebola virus poses to human existence.

House Speaker Alex Tyler and Senate Pro-Tempore Gbehzohngar Findley told health authorities that the Legislature will help mobilize resources to scale up surveillance for Case Management, Infection control and Social Mobilization.

The Acting Chairman of the Cabinet, Internal Affairs and Health Ministers told the Legislature that with support from their partners, they will continue to provide the necessary guidance, updates and resources to contain the outbreak.

Meanwhile, In view of suggested measures to prevent the virus outbreak in Schools and Congested areas, the Legislature is calling on the Ministry of Education to adjust the 2014 School Calendar by announcing an early Easter Break in Schools around the country.

The official statistics from the Ministry of Health has reported an increase in deaths and suspected cases, therefore the Legislature has decided to join their various constituencies to mobilize and sensitize the residents about the prevention tips issued by the Ministry of Health and social Welfare.

Speaker Tyler and Pro-Temp Findley then called on Liberians to remain calm and report suspected cases to the nearest health center and also observe hygienic regulations.