Sierra Leone : Gov’t announces 14 days partial lock down in the country

By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma

President Maada Bio has been proactive with safety measures for Sierra Leone in trying times

The Government of Sierra Leone has today announced that the country will be put on  a 14 days partial lock down  restricting the movement of person at inter-district levels , except for the transportation of goods  and essential services in the country, a press statement from the office of the Press Secretary and Presidential Spokesman has said.

“The general public is here by informed that  following the three-day national lock down and the continued threats posed by the Corona Virus (COVID-19) , His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has directed the following additional measures with effect from midnight Saturday 11th April for a period of 14 days subject to review,’’ the press release stated.

According to the release ,  a  pass system authorising the transportation of goods and essential services will be announced before the commencement of the restriction adding that a night curfew from 9:00 pm to 6: 00 am,  a  re -adjustment of official working hours for all public and private sector workers from 9:00 am to 4:00pm .

“As the Government continues to intensify efforts to curtail the spread of the corona virus Disease, the public is advised to, as far as possible , stay at home and observe basic hygiene Practices,’’

Sierra Leone has recently finished a three -day public lock down which ended on Tuesday night after it has recorded 6 (six ) Covid-19 confirmed cases in the country.

The Small West African country has so far recorded a total of Seven (7) confirmed Covid-19 virus with over two hundred in quarantine according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.

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