Liberia's Supreme Court on Sunday lifted a government order suspending campaigning in and around the capital for next week's Senate election imposed on the grounds that electioneering risks spreading the Ebola virus.

Liberia is the country hardest hit by the epidemic and has recorded more than 3,000 deaths out of a total from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea of 6,055 victims, according to World Health Organization figures on Wednesday.

The country's epidemic is gradually being brought under control, but the toll has damaged health care and has caused a delay in Senate elections that had been set for October in a country that emerged from a long civil war in 2003.