Sierra Leone reinstates new restrictions in response to rise in new confirmed Ebola cases

Sunday, March 1, 2015
By Paul Martin

By CLARENCE ROY-MACAULAY
USNews.com
Feb. 28, 2015

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — President Ernest Bai Koroma reinstated restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to the rise in confirmed cases of Ebola.

Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola in the week ending Saturday, up from 16 new cases last week. This breaks the trend of declining cases in Sierra Leone. There were clusters of new cases with many related to fishing.

The measures re-imposed include a nighttime ban on all boats launching from shore and from commercial vehicles off-loading goods in western market areas. Naval vessels will patrol the shore and wharves.

In addition there will be restrictions on ferries and health checkpoints by the police will be strengthened. President Ernest Bai Koroma announces new restrictions in Sierra Leone in response to rise in confirmed cases of Ebola. Public transportation will be reinstated which limit the numbers of passengers in taxis to two in cars and 4 at the back of large taxi vans.

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