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BBC World News interview on elections in ebola-stricken Liberia

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Voting is underway in Liberia to elect new senators, despite fears that the casting of ballots might lead to ebola spreading further. Voters are having their temperatures taken at polling stations and have been told to stand a metre apart. Ten thousand bottles of hand sanitiser have been deployed. Rights groups say they're worried about how transparent and credible the elections will be. The polls have twice been postponed but the Supreme Court dismissed a case to have them delayed until the ebola crisis was over. More than seven-thousand people are known to have died in the current outbreak, nearly half of them in Liberia.