What It’s Like To Live With An Ebola Travel Ban On Your Country

Ernest Gaie, 44, is the country director of the non-profit organization Africare in Liberia, where he coordinates personal safety equipment deliveries to Ebola health clinics, trainings for community health workers and Ebola contract tracers and engages with government ministries and donors. Gaie recently spoke to the Huffington Post over the phone about the toll Ebola is taking on his country. He spoke not just about the death rate (currently 6,535 cases and 2,413 deaths, as of Oct. 27) , but of the impact that the disease has had on survivors, communities and Liberians as a whole.

Right now I’m here alone. My wife lives in the U.S. and our daughter is in boarding school in Kenya. [My daughter is] in high school there and finishing on the 21st of November. It seems that I will not be able to be at her graduation because of the travel ban. Kenya’s government has banned travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. I’m very, very sad. But it is what it is.

I’m stuck — I can’t get out of here because I’m afraid. I don’t want to be quarantined or make the neighbors afraid to interact with my —> Read More Here


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