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Liberia churches celebrate end of Ebola

Posted on: May 11, 2015 3:17 PM
Ebola treatment unit in Liberia
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Related Categories: Ebola, Liberia, West Africa

[Daily Mail] Drumbeats echoed across Liberia's capital on Sunday as Christian leaders heeded the president's call to celebrate the eradication of Ebola in the country following a horrific outbreak that claimed more than 4,700 lives in this West African nation.

At New Covenant Outreach Ministries Incorporated, a fast-growing Pentecostal church in Monrovia, choir leader Ester Tamba led the congregation in a standing ovation to mark 42 days of no Ebola cases. That is twice as long as the maximum incubation period for the disease, and means an outbreak is officially over.

For the first time in a year, worshippers were not forced to have their temperatures taken before entering the church.

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