LIBERIA LIFTS EMERGENCY
AMID PROGRESS ON EBOLA
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president is lifting a
state of emergency imposed to control an Ebola outbreak that has ravaged the
country and two other West African nations.
In a nationwide address on Thursday, President Ellen Johnson
Sirleaf said that the move does not mean the outbreak is over, but that enough
progress has been made to lift emergency measures.
Those measures closed schools, banned large public
gatherings, shut some markets and allowed the government to restrict people's
movements. Schools remain closed, but officials are discussing how and when to
Liberia is seeing infections fall in some areas, although
other hot spots are popping up. Sirleaf warned that the country must continue to work to defeat the disease.