Ebola Declines in Liberia, Opens Borders, Lifts Curfew

by Buddy Nievera |

Ebola-scarred Liberia has opened its borders and lifted its nationwide curfew after being at the epicenter of the outbreak since last year. The World Health Organization saw a number of new cases declining to just 2 by end of February 15.

Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed the curfew last August to help combat the virus, while closing schools for 5 months.

Deaths from Ebola reached 9,365 people mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, according to the World Health Organization. About 3,900 deaths were in Liberia.

Ebola is spread by direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.