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Monrovia City Mayor Clara Doe-Mvogo has expressed fears of new Ebola outbreak in Monrovia considering the behavior of the people.
She observed that preventive measures practiced during the height of the Ebola outbreak have been abandoned.
She also said people are now shaking hands and hugging especially in Churches against the advice of health authorities.
Mvogo said people are now living in Monrovia as if there is no more Ebola in Liberia, something she said needs urgent attention.
She warned that if the trend continues, there could be huge outbreak of the virus in Monrovia.
Madam Mvogo spoke Tuesday at the opening of a daylong Ebola Virus Disease training for community leaders from the cities of Monrovia and Paynesville.
She said the training is intended to empower community leaders with skills and knowledge about the existence of Ebola in Liberia and how it can be prevented.
For her part, UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist, Ramia Elessawi said her agency is working with the Monrovia and Paynesville City Corporations to train community leaders in order to spread anti-Ebola messages.
Madam Elessawi said the project, which is a three-month program, will focus on communities in Montserrado County because the county reported 75 percent of Ebola cases during the height of the outbreak.
The UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist said if Ebola must be defeated from Liberia, Montserrado County must be prioritized, adding “this is why we have decided to work with you community leaders to ensure zero new case.” Over 170 community leaders from Monrovia and Paynesville attend the forum.