Nov 26, 2014 6:53 AM
Go-ahead for Liberia Senate campaign despite Ebola
The Associated Press
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) With the number of reported Ebola cases in Liberia dropping, authorities have given the go-ahead for elections next month in the West African nation.
The election was supposed to have been held on Oct. 16, but that was when hundreds of new Ebola cases were being reported each week, leading to a postponement. Now, the rate of infection has dropped to fewer than 100 cases weekly, and authorities have said the election will be held Dec. 16.
Health authorities have said people still need to be mindful of Ebola at rallies. Polling places are supposed to provide buckets of chlorinated water for hand-washing and a pen for each voter to fill out his or her ballot.
But some are concerned that it's still too soon for election campaigns.