The Skiff: March 18, 2021

first_imgThe Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: March 18, 2021By Alexandra Lang – March 18, 2021 494 Facebook Linkedin The Skiff: April 15, 2021 printVol. 119, Issue 20: COVID-19 vaccination site continuesAlso: Women’s teams leading the way for TCU athletics, Pi Kapp Push will look different during COVID-19Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Life in Fort Worth Facebook Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Linkedin Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Previous articleTCU News Now 3/17/2021Next articleHoroscope: March 18, 2021 Alexandra Lang ReddItcenter_img The Skiff: April 8, 2021 ReddIt RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter + posts The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Twitter Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Welcome TCU Class of 2025 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes Alexandra Lang last_img read more

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UNICEF Teams, Supplies in Areas Affected by New Ebola Cases

first_imgResponding to Liberia’s first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, UNICEF has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits, chlorine and buckets for hand washing stations.In Margibi County, where the body of a 17 year-old boy tested positive for the virus on 29 June, UNICEF social mobilization teams are already on the ground conducting door-to-door awareness campaigns on Ebola prevention, to minimize the risk of further infections and to protect and assist those affected. “There was always a risk that Ebola would return to Liberia. Now we have to put everything we have into getting back to zero cases,” said Sheldon Yett, UNICEF’s Representative in Liberia. “The speed of the response to these cases shows that no one has let their guard down.” In the coming days, the school that the victim attended will be decontaminated, new hygiene stations will be put in place, and soap and chlorine distributed. Hand washing stations provided by UNICEF were positioned at the entrance of all schools in Liberia when they re-opened after a six-month closure in February. UNICEF has worked with local authorities to keep them in place following the declaration on May 9 that the country was free from Ebola transmission. UNICEF is also working with the government to ensure measures such as the taking of students’ temperatures when they arrive are in place. “Liberia would not have been declared Ebola free in May without the knowledge and initiative of communities,” said Yett. “Those communities are again at the forefront of reinvigorated efforts to ensure that there are no new cases of this disease here.” In neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, new infections continue to be reported, though in much lower numbers than at the peak of the outbreak. In the week ending June 28, 12 new cases of Ebola were recorded in Guinea and eight in Sierra Leone, a press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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