‘Victory is in sight’ in the fight against Ebola
Sierra Leone has lifted several anti-Ebola measures which have greatly weakened the nation’s economy. President Ernest Koroma was optimistic but urged continued vigilance against the deadly virus.
Sierra Leone lifted crippling nationwide restrictions on Friday that had been put in place to stem the tide of the Ebola epidemic amid signs UN special envoy Nabarro sees Ebola outbreak ‘slowing down’the spread of deadly virus was ebbing#.
The West African nation of six million inhabitants had sealed off six of its fourteen districts and numerous tribal chiefdoms as a result of the outbreak which has killed more than 3,000 Sierra Leoneans and around 9,000 people in total.
President Ernest Bai Koroma pointed to a “steady downward trend” in recent weeks as the basis for the government’s decision, adding that “victory is in sight, we must not relent, we must continue to solider on.” Koroma said that the outbreak could not be considered over until his country, along with Liberia and Guinea, had registered no new cases for 42 days.
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Source News: DW