Liberia delays school reopening by two weeks as Ebola cases fall

January 30, 2015 3:06 PM

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Liberia delays school reopening by two weeks as Ebola cases fall

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia said on Friday it would delay reopening schools for two weeks in order to better prepare safety measures against the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 3,650 people in the country but now appears to be receding.

Liberian schools, shut since August due to the outbreak, had initially been scheduled to reopen on Feb. 2, but the education ministry said it had pushed back that date to allow parents and students more time to prepare.

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