It was gathered that the new quarantine areas include Monrovia’s West Point slum.
Liberia is one of the West African countries battling to curtail the outbreak of the Ebola virus since the disease started to grow in February 2014. Other countries are Guinea, Sierre Leone and Nigeria lately.
It would be recalled that Liberia’s Information Minister, Lewis Brown, had on Monday, 18 August, 2014 announced that the 17 missing Ebola patients, who had fled a medical facility in West Point on Saturday after it was attacked by club-wielding youths, had returned.
The disappearance of the patients had raised fears of a nightmare scenario of people with the highly contagious disease wandering the city, where unburied corpses have been abandoned in the streets.
According to a recent statement released by the World Health Organization, WHO, the tropical virus had killed 84 people in just three days, a surge that has pushed the overall death toll from the West African outbreak to 1,229.
In the report, Liberia has suffered the biggest toll, 466 deaths from 834 diagnosed cases.
Guinea has recorded 543 cases and 394 deaths, Sierra Leone 848 cases and 365 deaths.
However, Brown said three doctors in Liberia who had been given the experimental US-made drug ZMapp were responding to treatment.