Sierra Leone president predicts 0 Ebola cases by March end

Sierra Leone president predicts 0 Ebola cases by March end

In this file photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, A child, center, stands underneath a signboard as a family home is placed under quarantine due to the Ebola virus in Port Loko, Sierra Leone. Evan as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone’s president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March, 2015. President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his West African country _ one of three hardest hit by the outbreak _ would be Ebola-free by World Health Organization standards by May, 2015. MICHAEL DUFF — AP

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Even as his country registered 19 new Ebola cases over a 24-hour period, Sierra Leone’s president is predicting there will be zero new confirmed cases by the end of March.

President Ernest Bai Koroma also predicted that his West African country – one of three hardest hit by the outbreak – would be Ebola-free by World Health Organization standards by May. Koroma made this pronouncement during town hall meetings this week in the northern Districts of Port Loko, Tonkolili, and Bombali.

Sierra Leone’s southern Pujehun district has registered zero cases for more than 42 days, according […]

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