Liberia says won’t extend state of emergency over Ebola

2014-11-13 18:50
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (File: AFP)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (File: AFP)

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Monrovia - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Thursday she would not seek an extension to a state of emergency imposed in August over the outbreak of Ebola that has killed at least 2 836 people in the country.

The announcement in an address on state radio is a sign of progress in the fight against the disease, which has hit Liberia harder than Guinea or Sierra Leone, the two other countries at the centre of the worst outbreak on record.

Sirleaf's announcement effectively ends the state of emergency, though a night curfew remains in force.

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