With the increasing decline in the number of Liberians infected with the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, many have told the Daily Observer how grateful they are for all the help that has contributed to the ongoing recovery. They vowed to continue to maintain strict observance of the measures that have led to the remarkable progress in the Ebola fight.In interviews conducted by the Daily Observer in communities on Bushrod Island yesterday, Liberians and residents expressed happiness over the decrease of Ebola victims in their various communities.The communities included Bassa Town, Central St. Paul Bridge, Zuma Town, New Kru Town, Caldwell, Logan Town and others in between.“It’s been several weeks since we last heard the sirens of so many ambulances coming back and forth in our community here in Central St. Paul Bridge,” said a young woman who gave her name as Doris. “It shows that we are winning the fight against Ebola.”A mother of two, Doris said there were no reports of people in the community dying like they did at the height of the Ebola crisis. “We don’t have situations where infected people or corpses are left on the streets anymore.”She said there has been no report about people being abandoned by relatives and friends because they exhibit symptoms of Ebola.At Zuma Town, people were ecstatic when the question was posed, “when was the last time a sick person was referred to the Ebola Response Team?”“That was long time ago,” said Joshua Sekle, 35. “I mean it was before, but for the past three weeks or more now, nobody here has been referred to the Ebola people.” Though he was excited about the development, he admits that it does not mean the fight against the Ebola virus is over.In Bassa Town, opposite the Island Clinic, residents told the Daily Observer that no one in the area had been referred to the Ebola Response Unit for several weeks now.It was the same story in Central St. Paul Bridge. The situation, the Daily Observer was told, has built hope in the people that the fight against Ebola has made progress.At the Duala Market and locations in Nyuankpanton and New Kru Town, residents interviewed were appreciative of the gains so far, and were unhappy with a WHO report of a possible increase of infected persons in the coming weeks.“If no one is getting sick,” said a mother of three, Catherine Wolobah, “how can people get sick or how would the number increase?” She wondered, cautioning that “since we are still fighting Ebola, it means we must continue to take measures to destroy it from our country.”Throughout our investigation, Liberians refused to accept the claim that Ebola Treatment Units are empty because the infected are being hidden in the various communities due to fear of Ebola stigma.A teacher, 26, who identified himself as Sam said, “It’s unfair for the WHO to insist that many of the sick are being held at home due to stigma. “Everyone is aware that Ebola is real and we take measures to fight it,” said Sam.In Logan Town, many residents refused to accept the stigma claim.“We’re aware that the best place for an Ebola infected person is in an ETU and not at home,” Joseph Duweh, 35, said. “No one is afraid to go to an ETU now.”Though the experts claim that the ETUS are empty because the infected are afraid and remain in the communities, the Daily Observer did not come across any residents who supported that allegation.It suggests progress as a result of the measures adopted by the Liberian government and its partners to fight the disease, said a Ministry of Health official who asked not to be named. “The decline in Ebola patients at the various ETUs is a positive sign that our efforts are bringing relief to the population,” he asserted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has boosted his and Egypt’s World Cup hopes by making a return to group training.The Reds flyer has stepped up his rehabilitation from the shoulder injury he suffered in their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup عودة @MoSalah للتدريبات الجماعية 🏃🏻♂️#الفراعنة #egy pic.twitter.com/IWgmMizn1Y— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 13, 2018Salah suffered shoulder damage in the Champions League final on May 26 after a tangle with Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos, which saw the Liverpool man exit the game after just 30 minutes.After initial fears, the Professional Footballer’s Association, Football Writers Association and Premier League player of the year would be ruled out of the World Cup, the Egyptian Football Federation announced it did not expect Salah to be sidelined for more than three weeks and he was named in the squad for the tournament in Russia. Salah made his return to full training on Wednesday misery SUPERSTITION LU BEAUTY Egypt’s World Cup campaign begins on Friday, as they face Uruguay in Ekaterinburg.The sides are joined in Group A by hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia, who meet in the tournament’s first match a day earlier.Egypt’s second game is on Monday against Russia in St Petersburg. Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers diamond geezer World Cup latest on talkSPORT.com Shy guy Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch You’re the one 2 NO JOY 2 Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song There were fears the 25-year-old, who scored 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool this season, could miss the start of the tournament.But it appears the forward has put his injury heartbreak behind him by making a return to full training.Salah was pictured taking part in a training session on his own with a coach last week.But the Egypt national side confirmed on social media on Wednesday that their star man had made his full return to first-team training. Salah looked in good spirits as he stepped up his return just in time for the World Cup Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Fallon d’Floor Good times Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Pure class
NEW DELHI: Former TMC Mayor (Kolkata Municipal Corporation) and a Narada scam accused, Sovan Chatterjee, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday at the party headquarters here.Senior party leaders of West Bengal like Mukul Roy, Jay Prakash Majumdar and Arvind Menon inducted the former Trinamool-man into the saffron-brigade along with his close friend Baishakhi Banerjee. Addressing reporters, the former KMC Mayor and once close aide of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stressed on “internal dispute” in TMC as his prime reason of joining the BJP, adding that he was moved by the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. However, he ducked questions on the corruption allegations against him. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsThe party’s state wing sees his joining as a major shot in the arm for the BJP in the impending Corporation and Assembly elections. “Sovan has been in Bengal politics for nearly 36 years and was the Mayor of KMC. We are sure that BJP is going to win the corporation election for Kolkata Municipal Corporation and the Assembly elections as well,” senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said. Recently, Chatterjee was expelled from Trinamool after a marital dispute with his wife and child due to his proximity to Baishakhi. Sources here, however, said that a huge drama played out at the party headquarters in Delhi when Chatterjee’s former friend and another TMC MLA Debasree Roy also wanted to join the party, but the actor-turned-politician was eventually not inducted. Speaking to media persons, Mukul Roy dismissed any alleged communication with her and said that the Trinamool MLA was not going to join the BJP.