Sierra Leone Vice-President In Ebola Quarantine

Cases of Ebola had been on the decline in Sierra Leone, but they have risen in recent weeks.
Cases of Ebola had been on the decline in Sierra Leone, but they have risen in recent weeks.

Cases of Ebola had been on the decline in Sierra Leone, but they have risen in recent weeks.

The Vice-President of Sierra Leone has put himself into quarantine after one of his bodyguards died from Ebola. Samuel Sam-Sumana said he would stay out of contact with others for 21 days as a precaution. Nearly 10,000 people have died from Ebola outbreak, the vast majority in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Mr Sam-Sumana said on Saturday that he had chosen to be quarantined to “lead by example” after the death of his bodyguard, John Koroma, last week. He told Reuters news agency that he was “very well” and showing no signs of illness, but said he didn’t want to “take chances.” His staff has also been placed under observation. He is the country’s first senior figure to subject himself to voluntary quarantine. President Ernest Bai Koroma has ordered public transport operators to reduce capacity by 25% to limit physical contact between passengers. In all, more than 23,500 cases have been reported in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia since the world’s worst outbreak began in December 2013.

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