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As government lock-down continues in Sierra Leone to combat Ebola, 56 more tested positive

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Reports reaching Bamba 1 News indicate that the lockdown instilled by the Sierra Leonean government to combat Ebola may be extended for few days.

September 15, 2014: ECOWAS Chairman John Mahama refuses to shake hands with Sierra Leonean Head of Sate, Bai Koroma for fear of contracting Ebola

September 15, 2014: ECOWAS Chairman John Mahama refuses to shake hands with Sierra Leonean Head of Sate, Bai Koroma for fear of contracting Ebola

According to Umaru Fofana of Freetown, the head of the country’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), Stephen Gaojia says the three-day lockdown is not sufficient for the operation.

According to Mr. Fofana, Stephen Gaojia did not say how long the lock-down would be, but “There is a very strong possibility it will be extended.”

The outcome of an EOC meeting scheduled for yesterday evening remains unknown, but Mr. Gaojia is quoted as saying that the exercise has been a huge success. EOC’s operation is on-going in some metropolitan areas in Freetown and Kenema.

Also at end of the second day of the exercise, 92 bodies were retrieved throughout the country with 54 buried so far, while 123 people suspected of contracting Ebola voluntarily reported themselves.

At the same time, 56 people have tested positive, and another 36 awaiting result, while the rest are negative.

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