COVID -19 Update : Sierra Leone Records Two new COVID-19 Cases

By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma

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Sierra Leone has recorded two (2) new COVID- 19 cases bringing the total number of positive confirmed cases of the virus  to 13  of which 27% are  Female and 63% Male, according to the information Directorate, Ministry of Information and Communications.

“Sierra Leone last evening (14th April 2020) recorded two (2) new cases bringing the total number of positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 13 (27% Female and 63% Male)’’, the release stated.

According to the release , all cases are in the treatment facility and are in stable condition adding that the total cumulative quarantine number is 1,462 and total number of persons currently in quarantine is 675.

“So far 767 people have been discharged after completing quarantine.

Members of the public are encouraged to call 117 if you have fever, tiredness and cough. The public is encouraged to use facemasks as a preventive measure for persons who are symptomatic so as to stop the spread of respiratory droplets produced by coughing or sneezing,’’ the Information Directorate said.

The Information Directorate however advised  the Public  to wash their  hands with soap and water frequently or use hand sanitizer avoid touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands cough or sneeze into their upper arm or sleeve; and avoid close contact–arms’-stretched length–from others, especially in crowded areas and at social gatherings.

“The public is encouraged to take good care of their health to help protect against COVID-19. Take children for marklates and go to the hospital for Antenatal Care (ANC), safe delivery, malaria testing and treatment, and other regular care. Hospitals remain the safest place to go for health checks, treatment, and care,’’ the release ended.

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