Legislative Staff Sent Home For Ebola Fear

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MONROVIA, July 30 (LINA)-The Leadership of the 53rd National Legislature has begun taking preventive measures to avoid the spread of the Ebola Virus among employees of the first branch of Government.

The measures include the sending home of employees whom the leadership referred to as ‘non-essential staff’.

According to the Liberia News Agency (LINA), the President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Gbehzohngar Findley, told the employees Tuesday to stay home until the situation normalizes. 

Under the measures, the Leadership of the Legislature has also ordered the closure of two of the three entrances to the Capital Building, with the movement of visitors restricted.

The Leadership has also placed buckets with chlorinated water to the main entrances to the building housing the Lawmakers for the purpose of hand washing.

Findley emphasized that the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in the country was serious, and that as such the Legislature was not taking it lightly

Meanwhile, Senator Findley has urged the employees to adhere to all safety measures put in place by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and its partners.   


By Hilary Vasco Wiagbe