Sierra Leone's Ebola lockdown not the right way forward, say experts

  • Experts have warned that Sierra Leone’s announcement of a four-day lockdown to control the spread of Ebola could prove counterproductive.

    People in this west African country will not be permitted to leave their homes from September 18 to 21, according to an order passed by the president’s office.

    But according to Médecins sans Frontières, such a step could spread the disease as it would drive people underground and end up “jeopardising the trust between people and health providers” — leading to possible concealment of fresh cases. 


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