Hassan Bility

LFA Boss Wants Closure of Cinemas as European Football Season Begins

The president of the Liberia Football Association, Musa Bility, wants the government of Liberia to impose nationwide curfew as well as the closure of video clubs and other entertainment centers to enhance the fight on Ebola.

Musa Bility said the imposition of a curfew would further buttress initial measures put in place by the National Task Force on Ebola, which is Chaired by the Liberian leader, considering the increase in the number of deaths daily.

The Task Force recently restricted public gatherings including social and political rallies. However, the Football House president wants the complete closure of Video Clubs and Entertainment centers.

He said, with the commencement of European leagues, it would be quite difficult for operators of video clubs and entertainment center to abide by warnings of over crowdedness and hygienic measures.

He said government’s popular stance to close down all schools is being greeted with contradictions should video clubs and entertainment centers remain operational. He said on the basis of bodily fluid, video clubs and entertainment centers are first class for Ebola infection as most of these centers are prone due to awful heat.

Musa Bility also wants government to restrict the movements of people in the capital and its environs. He said measures relating movements by public conveyance is not helping, hence he wants further restrictions. He said aside from curfew, movements to and fro densely populated areas like Central Monrovia, Red-light, Waterside and Duala Markets should be restricted.

He spoke to reporters Saturday August 16, following the interment of fallen sports administrator Willis Knuckles in Careysburg outside Monrovia.

Bility said his assertions may sound a little harsh and stringent, but it is in the interest of the wellbeing of the entire citizenry. He said unless Liberians change their attitude towards the Ebola Virus, more and more people will continue to die.

Meanwhile, Bility said the LFA will, in the coming days, identify with Health Centers and Football Communities highly hit by the Ebola virus.