deader“It has been our experience that lockdowns and quarantines do not help control Ebola as they end up driving people underground and jeopardizing the trust between people and health providers,” the group said. According to the World Health Organization, since beginning in Guinea in March, West Africa’s recent Ebola outbreak has taken more than 2,100 lives. In the six months of its rapid spread, the disease has also taken a foothold in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The WHO forecasts up to 20,000 cases of the deadly virus before its spread can be stopped. Sierra Leone’s government intends to impose a three day curfew across the country beginning on September 19.
During the lockdown, citizens will be prohibited from traveling outside the immediate vicinity of their homes. The hope is to help stop the spread of infection and give health workers time to locate infected people, Reuters reports. But Doctors Without Borders (also called Médecins Sans Frontières) said the move won’t help combat what’s become the worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and may in fact be detrimental to combating the virus. “It has been our experience that lockdowns and quarantines do not help control Ebola as they end up driving people underground and jeopardizing the trust between people and health providers,” the group said. According to the World Health Organization, since beginning in Guinea in March, West Africa’s recent Ebola outbreak has taken more than 2,100 lives. In the six months of its rapid spread, the disease has also taken a foothold in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. The WHO forecasts up to 20,000 cases of the deadly virus before its spread can be stopped. Extinction Protocol