Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine to three more districts

September 2014AFRICA – Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma has widened a quarantine to include three more districts in an attempt to curb the spread of Ebola. Port Loko and Bombali in the north and Moyamba in the south are in effect to be sealed off immediately. Nearly 600 people have died of the virus in Sierra Leone and two eastern districts have been isolated since the beginning of August. The move follows a three-day nationwide lockdown that ended on Sunday night. New figures released by the UN World Health Organization show that 2,917 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, with Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea worst affected. During Sierra Leone’s three-day curfew, more than a million households were surveyed and 130 new cases discovered, the authorities say. President Koroma said the move had been a success but had exposed “areas of greater challenges,” which was why other areas were being quarantined. Only people delivering essential services can enter and circulate within areas under quarantine. According to AFP news agency, the extension of the indefinite quarantine means more than a third of Sierra Leone’s 6.1 million population now finds itself unable to move freely.
In a televised address, the president acknowledged that the isolation would “pose great difficulties” for people. “[But] the life of everyone and the survival of our country take precedence over these difficulties,” he said. According to WHO, the situation nationally in Sierra Leone continues to deteriorate with a sharp increase in the number of newly reported cases in the capital, Freetown, and its neighboring districts of Port Loko, Bombali, and Moyamba, which are now under quarantine. Despite efforts of deploy more health workers and open new Ebola treatment centers in the worst-affected countries, there was still a significant lack of beds in Sierra Leone and Liberia, with more than 2,000 needed, WHO said. The situation in Guinea appeared to be stabilizing, with up to 100 new confirmed cases reported in each of the past five weeks, but it was still of grave concern, it said. –BBC
2nd Spanish priest dies: A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has died at a Madrid hospital, becoming the second Spanish missionary to fall victim to the deadly virus. The Carlos III hospital said in a statement that Manuel Garcia Viejo, a 69-year-old medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone, died Thursday. It provided no further information. Garcia Viejo had arrived in the Spanish capital on a medically-equipped military plane on Monday. Last month, the 75-year-old Miguel Pajares was flown back to Spain from Liberia, but died after being treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp. –ABC News
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4 Responses to Sierra Leone widens Ebola quarantine to three more districts

  1. LAURA,SCOTT/ says:

    i hear there food prices have gone up?why should they be charged for food under quarantine,it should be free,we need to remember we are all conected what we do to others we do to ourselves.


  2. Alexandra says:

    If you compare all the pictures of Ebola victims here on the Extinction Protocol you will notice that none of the victims show the Ebola symptoms. Look at the one from 9/14 and 9/17 = same person;

    Check out Ebola at bing and click images and then compare all the media pictures. Something is not adding up here.
    Somebody noted that these people in Africa have cell phones and there is not one picture out there showing the many dead people? Lots of question marks?


    • I won’t print graphic pictures on this site. There are quite a few that would put images in your head of such a disturbing nature – that you would never have a good night sleep again. I know exactly what this virus does to the body, and suffice it to say exactly what recovering Ebola doctor Kent Brantly said about Ebola, “it’s something straight out of hell.” Despite what you’ve heard in the news, most ER staff nurses I’ve talked to say they wouldn’t treat Ebola cases if there was an outbreak in the U.S. because the cases are too bloodily gruesome. ?? There are bigger question marks to be worried about.


  3. Yellow Bird says:

    should ebola make entrance into a culture not allready accustomed to extreme privations, hardship and self-sacrifice… i shudder to think how it will be “handled” by a people accustomed to lives of relative ease and self complacency 😦


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