Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone quarantines over one million

Sierra Leone has ordered the indefinite quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms – a move that will affect more than one million people. President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a national televised address on Wednesday, announced that the northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were[…]

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Sierra Leone claims Ebola curfew success

Sierra Leone has ended a three-day curfew to stem the world’s worst Ebola epidemic, with authorities claiming a “huge success” in identifying new infections and locating scores of bodies. The curfew ended at midnight on Sunday and was the most extreme strategy employed by a nation since the Ebola outbreak[…]

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Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor dies

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor has died from the disease, medical officials have said. Sheik Umar Khan was infected earlier this month and died on Tuesday at a ward run by medical charity Doctors Without Borders in the far north of the country. Miatta Kargbo, Sierra Leone’s health minister, called[…]

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