The WHO also said that the West African nation has gone a whole week without any new cases of Ebola, a welcome development in one of the nations worst hit by the virus which has killed nearly 10,000 people. This is the first time since May last year that the nation has gone a week without a new infection.
The last patient was the 58-year old English teacher Beatrice Yardolo who was released after two weeks at a Chinese-run centre in Monrovia, the capital.
Sadly 132 new cases of the virus were detected in the week leading to March 1 in the two other badly affected nations – Guinea and Sierra Leone.
According to the WHO, as long as the two countries continue to have new cases of the dreaded virus, Liberia will remain unsafe due to the fluidity of movement across the borders in the region.
“We look at the three countries as really a single country, so while it’s good news that Liberia itself has no new cases, the populations are so mobile in that region that there could easily be re-importations of cases. We have to get down to zero in all three countries before we can consider this thing beaten,” said WHO spokesman Gregory Hartl.