EBOLA: SIERRA LEONE PLACES 2 MILLION PEOPLE UNDER QUARANTINE
Sierra Leone has again instituting a massive quarantine to stem the deadly Ebola outbreak. The country put travel restrictions on northern districts Port Loko and Bombali and southern district Moyamba. The quarantine affects up to two million people.
Sierra Leone is forcing its citizens into isolation to fight Ebola
Some were also concerned that, because the latest lockdown came without a warning, people were unprepared and could go hungry. There’s also the very real possibility that quarantines will deal a tragic blow to Sierra Leone’s already fragile economy.
Clashes Erupt as Liberia Sets an Ebola Quarantine
Soldiers and police officers in riot gear blocked the roads. Even the waterfront was cordoned off, with the coast guard stopping residents from setting out in canoes. The entire neighborhood, a sprawling slum with tens of thousands of people, awoke Wednesday morning to find that it was under strict quarantine in the government’s halting fight against Ebola.
The reaction was swift and violent. Angry young men hurled rocks and stormed barbed-wire barricades, trying to break out. Soldiers repelled the surging crowd with live rounds, driving back hundreds of young men.
One teenager in the crowd, Shakie Kamara, 15, lay on the ground near the barricade, his right leg apparently wounded by a bullet from the melee. “Help me,” he pleaded, barefoot and wearing a green Philadelphia Eagles T-shirt.
Can People Escape the Death Sentence of a Quarantine Before It Is Employed?
As I have racked my brain to trying to figure out why Obama would send 3,000 U.S. soldiers to Ebola infected areas, I was baffled. At least I was until now. The soldiers have been taken to Ebola impacted areas because they will work on learning the art of enforcing mandatory quarantine zones as they will inevitably be employed inside the United States.
There can be no question as some Americans become more aware of how acute the threat of the spread of Ebola will become, they will begin to prepare bug-out bags. However, this, too, will become a fool’s errand. When the quarantine was imposed in Sierra Leone, the British charity “Street Child” said there had been no warning given of the latest lockdown and said it was concerned that this would lead to mass starvation.