By Foday Moriba Conteh
As of the 15th April 2020 Sierra Leone’s Coronavirus Status recorded two (2) new case bringing the total number of positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 13.
However, so far there has been no critical case on the status of confirmed cases in isolation as all are reported to be in stable condition.
The total cumulative quarantine number is 1,428 and total number of persons currently in quarantine is 661.
So far 767 people have been discharged after completing 14 days in quarantine.
The Ministry of Health and its partners say members of the public are encouraged to call 117 and report if they feel unwell, so they will get the necessary help.
They furthered that pregnant women and lactating mothers are encouraged to take their children to hospital for marklates, Antenatal Care (ANC), safe delivery, malaria testing and treatment, and other regular care assuring how hospitals remain the safest place to go for health checks, treatment and care.
According to them members of the public are further encouraged to adhere to the following initial measures on COVID-19: washing of hands with soap and water frequently, use of hand sanitizers, avoiding crowded areas, using face masks and maintaining social distancing.
It has been reiterated that restrictions to limit movement between districts still remains in force except for the transporters of goods and essential services with authorized PASS issued by the EOC at National and DISEC/PROSEC at Regional or District levels.
Citizens are encouraged to stay home during curfew hours (9pm-6am) which came into effect at midnight Saturday 11th April 2020. The Government says it is pleased with the level of cooperation of citizens in adhering to the measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Official working hours 9am – 4pm for public sector workers remain in force with the exception of private sector workers but they MUST adhere to the COVID-19 preventive measures including the curfew hours (9pm-6am).