Liberia: Schools plan to reopen in February as spread of Ebola ebbs

| January 19, 2015

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Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced last weekend that schools in the country would reopen on February 2, six months after her government ordered them closed because of the Ebola outbreak.

The rate of new Ebola cases has slowed in recent weeks after the Liberian government stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the disease.

George Wuo is a director at the Education Ministry. He said authorities were assessing the readiness of about 500 schools across the country to reopen. He says, “We are negotiating … the distribution of non-contact thermometers and buckets for hand washing to all schools in the Republic of Liberia.”

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