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Schools To Re-open FebruaryThe Liberian government is considering the re-opening of schools across the country by February.


The government on July 30, 2014 ordered all schools closed in order to contain the Ebola epidemic. The government says the decision is intended to ensure that schools resume academic activities as infectious cases are declining.

The government said all schools have to get equipped with chlorine water, thermometers, and should put in place measures recommended by the health ministry for the prevention of the Ebola virus.

The move comes as Liberia, one of three West African countries hardest hit by the disease, has seen a steady decrease in new cases in recent weeks.

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed 8,153 people over the past year. Liberia has seen the highest fatality rate with 3,471 deaths, followed by Sierra Leone and Guinea.

Sierra Leone recently overtook Liberia as a country with the highest number of Ebola infections.

Meanwhile, the football association in Liberia has lifted the ban on soccer activities in the country. FA President Musa Bility said the ban was lifted "with immediate effect;" however, he urged footballers to keep in mind preventative measures to halt the spread of Ebola.

The haemorrhagic fever is spread only through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person showing symptoms such as fever or vomiting.