Liberia will today discharge the only confirmed Ebola case remaining in the country, according to the Incident Management System (IMS) boss and Assistant Minister for Preventive Service, Tolbert Nyenswah.Making the disclosure yesterday at the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism on Capitol Hill in Monrovia, Minister Nyenswah explained that with the current status of the fight against the Ebola virus in the country, Liberia is close to reaching zero Ebola case, but “we need to be vigilant in our fight against the virus throughout the country.” “Liberia has clearly passed 12 days without any new confirmed Ebola case. The only patient remaining in an ETU will be discharged from the Chinese ETU as a special event. “We will be waiting for the remaining 30 days to be announced by the World Health Organization (WHO) as an Ebola free nation,” Minister Nyenswah said.“Liberia’s border points remain of great concern to everyone due to the common border crossings at unauthorized points and it is important to caution residents near these places to focus on maintaining safety measures at all points,” he said. The Minister said, “Cape Mount passes 48 days of no new case, Margibi 16 days Montserrado 12 days and Lofa of over 160 days which indicates that Liberia is reaching zero Ebola case.”Liberia, through the IMS, is currently in search of 201 contacts across the country, including border points, said Nyenswah and called on the public to continue observing preventive measures to avoid further spread of the disease. Mr. Nyenswah stressed that the IMS is approaching phase three of the fight against the virus and will remain forceful in ensuring that Liberia completes the required 42 days without any new case of Ebola.“Phase three is meant to gain confidence in the health sector of Liberia and gaining the confidence of the international community in Liberia leading to airlines resuming flights to Liberia,” added the Minister. He said the IMS will be involved in quality surveillance, strengthening cross border elements including air, sea and ground points and expanding the testing of dead bodies and other illnesses related to Ebola. Despite the latest update from Minister Nyenswah on Liberia’s progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease and considering the neighboring countries’ Ebola status, many Liberians are wondering if the country could be declared Ebola free in 30 days.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Carebeco Int’l U-19 2018 C/ships…Guyana’s very own local badminton champion Priyanna Ramdhani faced the ultimate test by progressing through the group stages and semifinals to secure her spot in the Girls Singles and Girls Doubles Finals which were staged on Sunday at the Ring Sports Center in Ringweg Noord Paramaribo, Suriname.The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Carebeco Caribbean International and Regional Junior and Senior Badminton Championships got underway on Thursday in Paramaribo, Suriname. It is scheduled to end on August 29.It is considered the tournament of tournaments, where each player would have to face opponents that will match them skill for skill and push them to their fullest potential.On Sunday, Ramdhani claimed two gold medals by outclassing and outmatching her opponents in the Girls Singles and Girls Doubles Finals in front of a large crowd.Being only 16, Priyanna has now given the nation of Guyana hope as she still has two more years remaining in this event.The event started out like any other evening for a final, tensions running high and nervousness in the air; but that did not affect Ramdhani. She entered the competition a confident young woman, with her head lifted high, and defeated the number 1 seeded player in the tournament, Chequeda De Boulet of Trinidad and Tobago, 21-10, 21-4 to lift the Girls Singles title.Later that evening, the newly crowned champion, now confident and assured, secured the Girls Doubles Championship alongside her opponent from the singles match, De Boulet. They defeated the top Surinamese pair of Imani Mangroe and Faith Sariman 21-13, 21-17.