Credible reports reaching the Daily Observer from Tubmanburg, Bomi County, have revealed that the government-run hospital in Bomi County has been shut down.According to our sources, this is largely because Mr. Sando Sirleaf, the County Health Services Administrator (CHSA), and his family of 10 have been tested positive with the deadly Ebola virus, which is ravishing the nation.One of our sources, who is very close to the hospital, the county’s only referral hospital and major health facility, however, clarified that the hospital’s doors have not been totally closed, but that all of the patients, including admitted ones, have fled.Our source also said the Out-Patient Department (OPD) for routine treatments for malaria and other “common sicknesses,” is also empty, as out-patients have stopped coming to the hospital.According to our source, who has asked to remain anonymous, “Even most of the nurses have now left the hospital because they are afraid for their lives. This is why I said the hospital has now closed.”Our source further disclosed that on Sunday, July 27, the only two out-patients that went to the hospital were the last two remaining family members of the county’s Health Service Administrator, Mr. Sirleaf.The Daily Observer learned that Mr. Sirleaf and nine members of his family were brought to Monrovia for screening after his son, Sando Sirleaf, Jr., head of the Gayah Hill Health Center, had tested positive with the Ebola virus, which is taking the lives of people every day.Following the screening, our Health Correspondent was reliably told that eight tested positive, are now isolated and are being given supported treatment by health workers. It was the last two, who were confirmed Sunday, as also having come down with the virus.Another source, who is also a Sirleaf, but no relation to Sando, said he is a very good friend of the Bomi Health Service Administrator’s entire family. This source disclosed to us that it was through the auspices of Mr. Sando Sirleaf that the Ghana-based Multi-TV came to Liberia and opened one of its overseas offices here in Monrovia.Also speaking to the Observer, however, Dr. Bernice Dahn, Liberia’s Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Health Minister for Health Services, said that the hospital has not been shut down.With what is happening in the country, she explained, people are just afraid to go to the health facility which, the CMO said, is the wrong decision to make.(For the latest news and updates, follow us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Liberian-Observer-Online/42279623238.)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Rush for CPL tickets continue…Cricket crazy fans waiting to purchase tickets for matches when the Hero Caribbean Premier League returns to GuyanaIt was a mad rush for last minute tickets leading up to the first three Guyana Amazon Warriors home matches in this year’s edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with long lines at the central ticketing office in Georgetown even on match days.On Monday when the sale of tickets for the second phase of Guyana Amazon Warriors matches began it was no different as the ‘early birds’ flocked the Camp and Quamina Streets office for their share of tickets for the September 8 and 9 clashes at Providence.On a cool Monday morning in Georgetown, there were approximately 25 persons waiting at the central ticketing office for the scheduled 09:00h opening. At the front of the line was Tenesha Chappelle, who was also the first to the counter when ticket sales began on July 19 for the August matches.Tenesha Chappelle with tickets to both matches in SeptemberThe Newtown Georgetown resident was with her grandmother and she just wanted her favourite seats again. “My family and I like the view and the action from the green stand so I am here to secure our seats early,” she told Guyana Times Sport with excitement and relief in her voice. Chappelle said that her family from overseas will be coming in their numbers and were encouraging her to purchase their tickets early. “It’s about 20 of us including those from the United States who come every year for CPL. We were there last night and for the two earlier matches and we are going again in September,” granny Serojanie said.Also getting his tickets was Anand who came from Mahaica. “I don’t want to join the line like last week so I come early. I am safe now. I am all set,” Anand said as he checked his six tickets while exiting.This year is the first time in the six-year history of the tournament that Guyana will host five home matches for the Amazon Warriors and also the first time that the matches are separated into two phases. After hosting the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars and the Barbados Tridents, the Amazon Warriors are heading on the road for five away matches before returning to wrap up against the Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders respectively.Ticket sales for the first phase or the August matches began on July 19, three weeks before the first match at Providence, and anxious patrons flocked the office early. However, there were others who waited until the very last moment to get into the ‘Biggest Party in Sport’ and by then the lines grew.In the first three home matches, the powerful Amazon Warriors won two games and lost one in front of sold out crowds and the same is anticipated when they return home in three weeks.
LATEST REVEALED Fabregas’ move to Chelsea angered many Arsenal fans Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest Transfer News Fabregas was a fan favourite at Arsenal Fabregas then came back to the Premier League three years later to join Chelsea – a move that outraged Gooners.And although he has had a successful career at Stamford Bridge, he is yet to start a Premier League game for the Blues this season.It is understood he is unlikely to get offered a new deal and could even leave when the transfer window opens in January.He has attracted interest from all sorts of clubs across Europe but admits a return to north London would be difficult to turn down. LIVING THE DREAM targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cesc Fabregas has hinted he would be open to a return to Arsenal when his deal at Chelsea runs out at the end of the season.The midfielder, 31, spent eight years with the Gunners, winning the FA Cup in 2005 before moving to Barcelona in August 2011. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti IN DEMAND “Arsenal will always be in my heart and I will never forget them so why not return. You never know,” he told Marca.“I feel fine still. In seven months my contract ends with Chelsea.“It will be 16 seasons playing at the highest level, over 750 games, a lot of training, travelling…“I feel young and strong but maybe I can’t do 60 games a season.“With my style I think I can keep playing for longer and obviously I want to keep playing for many years.” Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade moving on 2 RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer