It is reported that Sierra Leone recorded 18 new cases of Ebola last week, up from 16 the week before.
In a statement released to the press the Vice President stated that “This virus has affected thousands of our people and has nearly brought our country to its knees. We all have a collective responsibility to break the chains of transmission by isolating the sick and reporting all known contacts, by not touching the dead … We cannot be complacent. We must work together as a nation to end Ebola now.”
President Ernest Bai Koroma will attend a European Union conference on Ebola in Belgium, the AP reports.
In the presidents’ absence, Vice President Sam-Sumana will become acting president, carrying out his duties from home.
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