President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf chronicles fears about the ‘unknown enemy’ and how ‘collective resilience’ helped contain epidemic – Khaleejtimes report.
President Sirleaf commended the efforts of the international community in the fight against Ebola in West African nation.
Speaking on the concluding day of the Sharjah International Government Communication Forum (SIGCF 2015), Sirleaf said on her way to Sharjah for the forum, she ordered the lifting of a nation-wide curfew that had been imposed to combat Ebola.
Her order came into effect on Sunday, the same day as the reopening of schools after a five-month closure.
Responding to a question posed by Khaleej Times about the World Health Organisation’s recent confirmation of two new Ebola cases, she said the disease has not been wiped out, but its occurrence has been brought down to a minimum.
Women leaders, she said, are “very strong” in tackling crises such as the one she faced.