Coronavirus – Sierra Leone: Status update for COVID-19

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Sierra Leone has discharged six (6) COVID-19 patients after meeting the criteria of testing negative to the two tests conducted 24 hours apart.

They have been discharged to go homewhilst monitoring of their status continues.

Cumulative total number of positive confirmed cases COVID-19 is 35.

There is no death reported and currently 29 COVID-19 cases admitted are being managed in isolation centers and are in stable condition.

The total number of persons quarantined is 516, and 1,034 have been discharged from quarantine.

The government encouraged members of the public to call 117 if they have fever, tiredness and cough.

The public is strongly advised to wear cloth facemask in all public spaces including government offices, hospitals, markets and transport services.

Sierra Leone  Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Dr. Alpha T Wurrie.

All transport operators, drivers, kekeh and Okada riders must always wear cloth mask.

The Public is also further encouraged to continue to frequently wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer; avoid touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed  hands; cough or sneeze into their upper arm or sleeve; and avoid close contact (arms stretched length} from others, especially in crowded areas.

The public is encouraged to take good care of their health to help protect against COVID-19. Take children for marklate and go to the hospital for Antenatal Care (ANC), safe delivery, malaria testing and treatment, and other regular care. Hospitals remain the safest places to go for health checks, treatment, and care.

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