Sierra Leone Berates Ebola Quarantine Escapees as…
Freetown (AFP) – Sierra Leone on Wednesday berated the “selfish and shameful” behaviour of people risking a resurgence of the Ebola virus by flouting quarantine restrictions, as authorities announced a spike in cases.
The country’s National Ebola Response Centre (NERC) spoke out as the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed the west African nation and its neighbour Guinea had seen cases quadruple in a week.
Palo Conteh, head of the government-run NERC, told reporters in the capital Freetown a man who went on the run despite being under quarantine was responsible for the enforced isolation of 52 people.
“Some of the 52 may be infected because of a selfish and shameful act of a small number of people,” he said.