Waterside, Monrovia after quarantine was lifted.

 Waterside, Monrovia after quarantine was lifted.

Since the quarantine on West Point was lifted last week, life in Monrovia has returned to normal at lightning speed.  Everywhere it is business as usual: stores are open and people were going about their business.  

The streets are once again overcrowded.  Peddlers mix with pedestrians, commuters and shoppers impeding traffic with no thought to the over crowdedness of their immediate surroundings.   

 Walking in the streets of Monrovia is a nightmare for anyone who is Ebola conscious: bumping and shoving as people jostle to get by, spray from water as someone shakes their hands to dry, the grasp of a street child asking for money – it is almost as if people still do not fully grasp the Ebola crisis.  Ever present - the threat of Ebola lurks.  More education is greatly needed to prevent the spread of Ebola in our streets.

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AuthorLiberia Philanthropy Secretariat