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11 juill. 2020 | 00h12 UTC

Sierra Leone: Authorities ease some COVID-19 restrictions from July 10 /update 11

Sierra Leone Alerte de sécurité

Authorities announce the easing of some COVID-19 restrictions and shorten curfew hours (23:00 - 05:00) from July 10; follow government directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/7/2020, 12h00 until 31/7/2021, 11h59 (Africa/Freetown). COUNTRY/REGION Sierra Leone

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Event

Sierra Leone authorities announced on Friday, July 10, that some restrictions previously implemented in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been eased. Restrictions on inter-district travel have been lifted in the country. Also, the nationwide curfew hours have been reduced; now in effect from 23:00 - 05:00 (local time). In addition, churches and mosques will be permitted to reopen from Sunday, July 13, while the Lungi International Airport (FNA) is scheduled to reopen on July 22.

As of July 10, health authorities have confirmed 1598 cases of COVID-19 in Sierra Leone, with 63 associated deaths. Further international spread of the virus is expected in the near term.

Context

The first case of COVID-19 was reported on December 31 and the source of the outbreak has been linked to a wet market in Wuhan (China). Human-to-human and patient-to-medical staff transmission of the virus have been confirmed. Many of the associated fatalities have been due to pneumonia caused by the virus.

Cases of the virus have been confirmed in numerous countries and territories worldwide. Virus-screening and quarantining measures are being implemented at airports worldwide, as well as extensive travel restrictions. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Pneumonia symptoms include dry cough, chest pain, fever, and labored breathing. Pneumonia can be contagious and can be transmitted from human to human. The influenza virus, or the flu, is a common cause of viral pneumonia.

Advice

Measures adopted by local authorities evolve quickly and are usually effective immediately. Depending on the evolution of the outbreak in other countries, authorities are likely to modify, at very short notice, the list of countries whose travelers are subject to border control measures or entry restrictions upon their arrival to the territory in question. It is advised to postpone nonessential travel due to the risk that travelers may be refused entry or be subject to quarantine upon their arrival or during their stay.

To reduce the general risk of transmission, travelers are advised to abide the following measures:

  • Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue; if used, throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands.
  • If experiencing a fever, cough, difficulty breathing, or any other symptoms suggestive of respiratory illness, including pneumonia, call emergency services before going to the doctor or hospital to prevent the potential spread of the disease.

 

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