Health Workers Strike in Makeni

More than 120 health workers at Magbenteh, one of the main hospitals in President Koroma’s hometown of Makeni have left more than two dozen pregnant women unattended.

The health workers said they have gone on strike because  their Ebola risk allowances have not been paid.

They said 10 of their colleagues including a midwife have died of Ebola recently.

There are also reports that Kabala, the headquarter town of Koinadugu in the north of Sierra Leone has had its first confirmed Ebola cases.

A truck driver and his apprentice have tested positive for the virus.

Authorities in Kabala have also quarantined 35 people. Prices of foodstuffs have gone up by 100% due to the lockdown in the area.

Muslims in northern Sierra Leone complain that they were prevented from performing their Friday prayers in mosques.

Armed soldiers and police officer are patroling major streets of cities across the country to enforce restrictions on individual freedoms ordered by the president.

Sierra Leone recorded 30 new infections on Christmas day.


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