A Sierra Leone curfew that was aimed towards containing the current Ebola outbreak is now considered as being a success by the authorities. The lockdown will not be extended.
Sierra Leone is one of the African countries that were strongly hit by the Ebola virus with over 550 deaths. Many health groups did criticize the current lockdown with the claim that it destroys the trust between doctors and patients but the containment was seen as much more important.
According to the World Health Organization, the current West Africa Ebola outbreak is the worst one in history.
The virus spread really fast and we still do not have a cure, although governments from different countries are speeding up research and trials for the development of a cure.
While in Sierra Leone the situation is calming down, in Liberia, the African country that was the most affected by this outbreak, we currently see a four-fold increase in bed numbers for patients.
Nigerian schools are reopening on Monday but preventive measures are not in place so teachers have to be careful.
A Spanish priest was infected in Sierra Leone and then flown to a Spain military base for treatment.
We also saw an US troops deployment in Liberia on Sunday. This is the second deployment, a part of a mission that will move 3,000 soldiers to the country to help health services.