Government Takes Measures To Restrict Movements To And From Guinea

MARCH 31, 2016

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THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY INFORMED THAT FOLLOWING A MEETING HELD AT STATE HOUSE BETWEEN HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT, RELEVANT SECTORAL MINISTERS AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ON THE RESURGENCE OF THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE IN GUINEA, HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT HAS DIRECTED THAT THE FOLLOWING MEASURES BE IMPLEMENTED IN OUR BORDER AREAS WITH GUINEA WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT:

(1) THAT MILITARY AID TO THE CIVIL POLICE (MAC-P) BE INVOKED IN OUR BORDER AREAS WITH GUINEA;

(2) THAT EBOLA PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING SCREENING AND SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES BE INSTITUTED IN ALL BORDER CROSSING POINTS WITH GUINEA;

(3) THAT THE NATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT TEAM SHOULD UNDERTAKE A VISIT TO THE BORDER REGIONS WITH GUINEA, ESPECIALLY THE KAILAHUN AXIS, WITH A VIEW TO HEIGHTENING AWARENESS AND EBOLA PREVENTION CONTROL MEASURES AMONG THE PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS;

(4) THE PUBLIC IS ALSO ADVISED TO RESTRICT MOVEMENT TO AND FROM GUINEA. SICK PEOPLE AND CORPSES FROM GUINEA FOR BURIAL IN SIERRA LEONE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED DURING THIS TIME;

(5) MEANWHILE, GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE SITUATION IN GUINEA CLOSELY AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS HEREBY ENCOURAGED TO COOPERATE WITH THE SECURITY AND HEALTH PERSONNEL TO KEEP EBOLA IN CHECK.

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STATE HOUSE 31ST MARCH, 2016

FREETOWN

Cocorioko 31 March 2016

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