Liberia suspends curfew for New Year services

The temporary suspension of the curfew was announced by Liberia's Deputy Information Minister, Isaac Jackson.

The Liberian government has announced the temporary suspension of a curfew put in place to prevent the spread of Ebola so that New Year's Eve church services can hold.

The suspension of the curfew was announced by the Deputy Information Minister, Isaac Jackson.

"The President has directed the Minister of Justice to suspend the curfew for today, Dec. 31, to allow religious leaders, churches and other religious groups to allow the watch night services, traditional in Liberian society," Jackson said.

Churches have been enjoined to observe proper hygiene and take precautionary measures to keep the virus from spreading.

Jackson also added that the curfew would be re-imposed the following night and defaulters would be arrested.

Liberia’s government introduced the 12am – 6am curfew in September as part of efforts to halt the spread of Ebola which has now killed almost 8,000 people.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Army intercepts 154 rustled cows, arrests 44 collaborators in Zamfara

Police to charge arrested ESN members for murder

APC cautions members against fomenting crisis in Enugu

Health expert cautions media to stop glamourising suicide

Buhari to attend ECOWAS Mid-Year Summit in Ghana

We sacked 99 political appointees not civil servants - El-Rufai

President Buhari appoints 5 new Permanent Secretaries

How hoodlums deepened our losses during Ikeja tanker explosion— Businessman

School feeding programme addresses malnutrition in pupils – Minister