Can You Quarantine A 75,000 'Neighborhood' ? It Started Today.Submitted by goldenequity on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:14
We're about to find out.
West Point, a 'suburb' of Monrovia (Liberian Capital) is (now) under quarantine. Here
Nobody in. Nobody out. 75,000 people. Here
A curfew is being imposed as well on the population 9pm-6am.
Sounds like Marsha Law just came to town... she's not nice.
West Point is a township (the administrative equivalent of a city ward) of the Liberian capital city of Monrovia, located on a peninsula which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean between the Mesurado and Saint Paul rivers. Home to approximately 75,000 people, it is one of Monrovia's most densely populated neighorhoods
The area lacks proper sanitation. The area lacks public toilets and a report by United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that there are four public toilets in the area. Pay toilets exist, but residents cannot afford them, and thus public defecation is common. The beach surrounding West Point is often used a lavatory which creates health hazards as the water is used for drinking and fish from the water are consumed.