February 14 Freetown news: The Ministry of Health of Sierra Leone issued a statement on the 14th that the Government of Sierra Leone decided to launch a secondary emergency response mechanism in response to the recurrence of the Ebola epidemic in neighboring Guinea.
The statement said that Sierra Leone will strengthen its emergency response based on its experience in responding to the last Ebola epidemic to prevent the Ebola virus from entering Sierra Leone and guarantee the safety of people.
The statement said that the border between Sierra Leone and Guinea has been closed, and the relevant departments of the country have strengthened the monitoring of the Ebola virus in the border area and guided the local population to take preventive measures.
Guinea’s Ministry of Health issued a statement on the 14th that there has been an Ebola outbreak in southeastern Guinea recently, and seven confirmed cases have been reported, including three deaths.
From 2013 to 2016, three West African countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, had outbreaks of Ebola, killing more than 11,000 people.