Liberia’s President George Weah has ordered health authorities to increase surveillance and be on high alert in the wake of an Ebola resurgence in neighbouring Guinea.

The Guinean region affected by the latest outbreak is near the border with Liberia with three people reported to have died and four others having the symptoms.

President Weah is currently on a tour of the border region and has ordered health officials to immediately engage communities in towns and villages bordering Guinea and increase anti-Ebola measures.

The West African Ebola epidemic of 2014-16 affected over twenty eight thousand people, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with over eleven thousand people confirmed dead in what was the largest outbreak of the virus ever recorded.

As of Monday, Liberia has not reported any new cases.

BBC