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‘Dove Cut is vulnerable to Ebola’

…Constituency 105 MP

AUGUST 28, 2014 By Victoria Saffa

Ebola Virus Disease

Ebola Virus Disease

Member of Parliament for Constituency 105, Hon. Ibrahim ‘Prezo’ Kamara, has stated that Dove Cut market is most vulnerable to the Ebola virus.

The market is located in a populated area in the east-end of Freetown, and is frequented by thousands each day.

Speaking yesterday at the Ansarul Islamic Secondary School during the launch of a sensitization meeting on the deadly Ebola virus in the Magazine community, Hon. Kamara opined that Dove Cut is vulnerable to the Ebola virus because people travelling from the provinces are always in the community to transact trade, and they intermingle with others in the city.

“The sensitization meeting is organized by me, in collaboration with Mill Street elders and community youth, to raise awareness on the deadly Ebola virus and also to let the people know about the dangers of the Ebola outbreak in the country,” Hon. Kamara said.

He called on the people to unite and fight against the virus, adding that they should prevent the spread of the disease in the capital due to the high population density.

“I have donated one hundred and fifty rubber kettles together with chlorine for the community and I have also planned to go to different places in my constituency and donate rubber kettles and chlorine,” he said.

According to the MP, the Ebola virus is real and that residents should adopt preventive measures against contracting the disease, and that they should report any Ebola case to health authorities.

Also speaking, Deputy Minister of Sports, Ishmael Al-Sankoh Conteh, said the government has been working relentlessly in the fight against the Ebola virus and also called on the audience, especially the youth, to join in the fight against the deadly virus.

The virus has killed more than 300 persons since May when the first case was confirmed in the country.