Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Thursday, July 31, 2014 11:22 am


FREETOWN – Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and cancelled a planned trip to the US-Africa summit as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.Ebola_WestAfrica

“Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary measures. The Ebola virus disease poses an extraordinary challenge to our nation,” he said in a televised address to the nation.

“Consequently… I hereby proclaim a state of public emergency to enable us to take a more robust approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak.”

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