Liberia imposes strict curfew as Ebola crisis grows利比里亞實行嚴格的宵禁時間為埃博拉危機增長

By Zoom Dosso and Jonathan Fowler, AFP
August 21, 2014, 12:04 am TWN

MONROVIA, Liberia--Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew from Wednesday and quarantined two affected neighborhoods in a bid to stem the Ebola epidemic rampaging through West Africa.

“Commencing Wednesday, August 20 there will be a curfew from 9:00 pm to 6:00 am (2100 to 0600 GMT),” Sirleaf said in a radio address late Tuesday.

“All entertainment centers are to be closed. All video centers are to be closed at 6:00 pm,” she ordered.

The new quarantine areas include Monrovia's West Point slum.

Earlier, Liberia's Information Minister Lewis Brown announced the return of 17 missing Ebola patients, who had fled a medical facility in West Point on Saturday after it was attacked by club-wielding youths.

Their disappearance had raised fears of a nightmare scenario of people with the highly contagious disease wandering the city, where unburied corpses have lain abandoned in the streets.

In Nigeria, meanwhile, a senior doctor who treated the country's first Ebola patient has died, taking the death toll in Africa's most populous country to five, health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said on Tuesday.

Chukwu said Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, 40, was “the most senior who participated in the management of the (first Ebola) patient” in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said the tropical virus had killed 84 people in just three days, a surge that has pushed the overall death toll from the West African outbreak to 1,229.

Liberia Suffering Biggest Death Toll

Liberia has suffered the biggest toll, 466 deaths from 834 diagnosed cases.

Guinea has recorded 543 cases and 394 deaths, Sierra Leone 848 cases and 365 deaths.

But, in a glimmer of hope, Brown said three doctors in Liberia who had been given the experimental U.S.-made drug ZMapp were responding to the treatment.

The U.N.'s new pointman on Ebola, David Nabarro, will travel to West Africa Wednesday hoping to shore up health services in the four countries hit by the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.

The British physician will fly to Dakar late Wednesday before heading to Monrovia, Freetown, Conakry and Abuja, accompanied by Keiji Fukuda from the World Health Organization.

利比里亞實行嚴格的宵禁時間為埃博拉危機增長

通過縮放多索和喬納森·福勒,法新社
2014年8月21日,上午12時04分TWN

利比里亞蒙羅維亞 - 利比里亞總統埃倫·約翰遜·瑟利夫實行夜間宵禁,從週三和隔離的兩個受影響的地區,企圖阻止埃博拉疫情經由西非橫衝直撞。

“開課日,8月20日將有來自下午9:00的宵禁時間為上午6:00(2100至格林威治時間0600),”瑟利夫在廣播講話週二晚說。

“所有的娛樂中心將被關閉。所有視頻中心是在下午6:00被關閉,“她命令道。

新的檢疫領域包括蒙羅維亞的西點貧民窟。

此前,利比里亞新聞部長路易斯·布朗宣布17失踪埃博拉病毒的病人,誰曾逃往西點醫療機構上週六也遭到揮桿後青年的回報。

他們的失踪引發了人們的噩夢與高度傳染性疾病的恐懼徘徊的城市,這裡掩埋的屍體已經躺在被遺棄在街頭。

在尼日利亞,同時,誰處理的全國第一例埃博​​拉病毒的資深醫生已經去世,走在非洲人口最多的國家,死亡人數增至五人,衛生部長Onyebuchi丘庫週二表示。

丘庫說,利比里亞,美國帕特里克·索耶,40歲,是“最高級的誰參加了(第一次埃博拉病毒)患者管理”的國家。

世界衛生組織(WHO)表示,熱帶病毒殺死了84人,在短短三天,已經推動了整個死亡人數從西非爆發1,229激增。

利比里亞苦難最大的死亡人數

利比里亞遭受了最大的代價,從834確診病例466例死亡。

幾內亞記錄543箱子和394人死亡,塞拉利昂848箱子365人死亡。

但是,在有一線希望,布朗說三個醫生在利比里亞誰被賦予了實驗的美制藥ZMapp被響應處理。

聯合國關於埃博拉新pointman,大衛納巴羅,將前往西非週三希望托四國的病毒最嚴重的爆發,打衛生服務。

英國醫生將飛往達喀爾週三晚前往蒙羅維亞,弗里敦和科納克里阿布賈的陪同下,福田敬二從世界衛生組織前。

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