Liberia reports new Ebola cases   2014-08-01 21:22:14            

LAGOS, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Liberian government has reported new Ebola cases as of July 28.

Assistant Minister of Health for Preventive Services, Tolbert Nyesuah revealed the information in the nation's capital Monrovia on Thursday, putting the total number of Ebola cases at 352 with 95 confirmed.

In addition, deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Isaac Jackson provided public clarifications on the measures announced Thursday by Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the fight to contain the spread of the deadly virus.

Jackson clarified that the 30-day compulsory leave for nonessential government workers is intended to enable them to help publicize health information in the Ebola awareness campaign.

He also said the declaration of Friday as holiday is intended to facilitate the spraying of public buildings with chlorine to make them safe for habitation.

Meanwhile, operators of Liberia's public transport buses, the National Transit Authority (NTA) says all NTA public buses will be sprayed with chlorine water while passengers are required to wash their hands immediately after boarding any bus to any location.

Conductors of any NTA will not physically collect money from passengers since passengers themselves will place their fare in designated location in the bus.

Conductors will collect the name and destination of passengers entering the bus in case of emergencies.

NTA is accordingly urging all users of public buses to obey these regulations in the fight to prevent the spread of Ebola in Liberia.

Editor: yanting
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