As Sierra Leone continues to battle the Ebola epidemic, president Ernest Koroma has ordered everyone to stay in their homes.
“All Sierra Leoneans must stay at home for three days,” he announced on Saturday, expanding a previous order for a lockdown in the capital Freetown and northern areas of the country nationwide.
“I have made my personal commitment to do whatever it takes to get to zero Ebola infections and I call on every Sierra Leonean in every community to pull together.”
People will be ordered to stay home from March 27 to March 29, with “no trading activities across the country”.
The lockdown will be partially lifted on Sunday for Palm Sunday festivities.