Sierra Leone's Ebola Lockdown Will Only Help Spread the Disease - MSF



According to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the three-day lockdown announced by Sierra Leone to combat Ebola will not help contain the virus, the #BBC reports.

Sierra Leone officials say the measure, due to begin on 19 September, will let health workers isolate new cases.

The charity said a lockdown would force people underground, destroy trust between doctors and the public and ultimately help spread the disease.

"This leads to the concealment of potential cases and ends up spreading the disease further," the group said.

About 2,100 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have so far died.

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