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Covid-19: Sierra Leone imposes curfew and travel ban

Sierra Leone is to impose a nationwide curfew and restrict travel in and out of the capital, Freetown, the Reuters news agency quotes the government as saying.

The restrictions are being imposed because of an exponential rise in Covid-19 cases after the holiday season.

From Monday, people wanting to leave Freetown and its surrounding area must present a recent negative Covid-19 test and their movements will be monitored by an electronic pass system, Reuters reports.

Read more: Covid-19: Africa’s death rate now exceeds the global average

Let’s note that the country has a total of 3030 cases, 2,109 recovered, and 77 deaths

This night curfew will start at 22:00 until 05:00.

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