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President Sirleaf makes remarks during the signing ceremony as Chinese Ambassador Zhang Yue listens

‘China is Deeply Concerned’

The Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) accredited near Monrovia, Zhang Yue, has re-expressed condolences on behalf of the people and government of China for the number of people that have died as a result of the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia and the region.

He indicated that his boss, Chinese, President Xi Jinping, is very concern about the situation in Liberia and West Africa and is committed to helping to solve it.

Health Min’s Son Brings in ‘Nutritional Food’ for Ebola Patients

The efforts of a Des Moines man, a nonprofit group and a West Des Moines church combined last week to send 300,000 high-calorie, vitamin-filled meals to Ebola patients fighting for their lives in recovery centers in the Republic of Liberia.

The shipment has left Des Moines, but another 400,000 meals will be shipped via sea freight once a donor is found to pay for the shipping costs. Altogether, the meals hopefully will feed 1,000 patients for six months.


Flash back: bags of rice and other food items are being presented to residents in recent days as part of the Ebola fight

Ebola Weakens Liberia Food Security

Liberia has been the hardest hit country in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) with more than 3000 cases, Voice of America (VOA) reports.

 With this latest development, it is reported that 14 of Liberia’s 15 counties have been affected. Some of the first cases in Liberia were reported in northern Lofa County. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (ANFAO) said, the outbreak has had a big effect on food security in the country.


One of Several Infected Houses at Old Omega Navigation Station in Paynesville

Ebola Deaths Heighten in Monrovia, Hit Borbor Taylor’s Family at Omega Station

As the fight against the deadly Ebola pandemic reaches uncharted territory, a maze of deaths continues to hit every sector of the Liberian population,  both within the capital Monrovia and its environs.

There is a rising death toll in other parts of the country as bodies of victims of the deadly virus are collected by special burial teams known as “Body Collectors” and taken to designated sites where they are cremated.

However, as the death toll continues to soar in the capital city, one family continues to be affected in the wake of the deadly Ebola onslaught.

Ellen Calls For More Vigilance

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on the people of Grand Bassa County, especially members of the county task force on Ebola and health practitioners in the county, to be vigilant and proactive in the execution of their responsibilities.  This, the President said, would ensure that the Ebola virus is kicked out of the county and country.

When each individual or group diligently and efficiently executes its responsibilities,  the killer Ebola virus, which has claimed over 1000 lives,  will be contained in the country sooner than expected, she said.

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