by Pablo “Pibe” Ruiz #AfricaNews twitter@gaiaitalia_eng #BreakingNews
According to the daily news site Africa News, Sierra Leone president Julius Maada Bio has confirmed the 31st of March the country has detected its first case of COVID-19, as already confirmed by multiple media outlets in the West African country. Sierra Leone becomes the 48th African country to record a case of Coronavirus.
A raft of strict measures have been imposed to check the entry and stop the virus spreadking around the country. Schools and other learning institutions throughout Sierra Leone have being closed, indefinetily, from today. Borders will be closed for 30 days after last week neighbours Guinea and Liberia did so. In Guinea a 9pm – 5am curfew throughout the country to stem the spread of the coronavirus – it doesn’t help, we know here in Italy, please close the country at home – and President Alpha Conde also isolates the capital, Conakry with no vehicular movements allowed to and from the rest of Guinea.
First Sierra Leone’s COVID-19’s case is a 37-year-old man who came to the country with Air Brussels on 16 March, 2020. He is now isolated.
(31st, march 2020)
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Sierra Leone records index case of #COVID19
– Implication: All of West Africa infected
– Govt implementing raft of measures including state of public health emergency
– Country becomes 48th African country infected
– Most recent is Botswana on March 30#coronavirus https://t.co/ak2T4jZ1PK
— Abdur Rahman Alfa Shaban (@AlfaAfrican) March 31, 2020