Liberia Issues Crowd-Control Order Ahead Of Senatorial Election In Effort To Prevent Ebola Spread
New York Times: Liberia Bans Election Rallies to Fight Ebola
“President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Thursday banned all rallies and other mass gatherings in Monrovia before the senatorial election scheduled in less than two weeks, asserting that they risked worsening the spread of the Ebola outbreak. … In issuing the crowd-control order, Ms. Johnson Sirleaf argued that large concentrations of people at election rallies — especially in the Monrovia area, where half the population of four million lives — were precisely the situations that could spawn new infections…” (MacDougall/Gladstone, 12/4).
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