After 42 days without a newly reported case, Nigeria is officially Ebola free, the World Health Organization announced Monday, less than a week after Senegal also surpassed twice the disease’s maximum incubation period.
Nigeria is a ”spectacular success story,” WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz said in a press conference in the capital of Abuja earlier Monday.
I sat in your driveway with shaky hands and sweaty palms
In my friends red civic choking out nervous words
Of how I’ve waited so long for this moment
Like a child longing for Christmas morning
oh so carefully
down the hall to your room
And there you were.
All the angels in the world chimed bells
And I could hear them faintly in my spinning head
Coaxing me toward you
Inviting me with calming blue walls
Then I took your hand
It was an electric current through my arm down my spine
And I was wrapped in your embrace
Unfamiliar arms, suddenly comforting
Your kiss was a spark igniting a fire in my heart
a wild storm in my head
I entwined my hand into yours like twisting roots of mangrove trees
And then walked the pale path of your skin with my fingers
And we layed for hours listening to music
And I never wanted to let go of that moment
If only time would have stopped
So I could be trapped in a masterpiece
Worthy of Gustav Klimt.