26.4 C
Sierra Leone
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

No COVID-19 Case in S/Leone – Gov’t Confirms

Must Read

Petroleum Director General Raises Hope of Oil Find!

With Prince C. Kamara In this first part of the interview below, the Director General of...

Diplomats Condemn Violence & Support COVID-19 Fight in S/Leone

After recent spate of youth violence in the country and the alleged killing of a number of unarmed...

Mosque Doors Opened, Hajj Still Remains Suspended

A few hours after Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of Mosques throughout the country, with the exception of...

Deputy Minister of Information, Mamadi Gobeh-Kamara

A fake news report published in an online publication – ucrtv.com, claiming that Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the Coronavirus, is maliciously untrue according to government officials in Freetown.

Despite the Deputy Minister of Information, Mamadi Gobeh-Kamara earlier this week warning the media against publishing fake news, there are a few people out there who are looking to cash-in on spreading false news about the country and its battle to prevent the Coronavirus from entering Sierra Leone.

On Wednesday 25th March, 2020, the Ministry of Information published a statement regarding a leaked memo signed by the District Medical Officer of Bo District, about a young lady who was suspected of carrying the Coronavirus and was undergoing tests.

The Information Ministry said: “News trending on social media about a positive Corona case is false. The first test at the Government Kenema Hospital was negative. Further tests will be conducted to validate the Kenema result. There are also concerns about patient confidentiality which has been breached in this instance.”

Later that evening, BBC reporter – Umaru Fofana, reported that: “The second test on the suspected Coronavirus case in Sierra Leone has also returned a ‘NEGATIVE’ result. It leaves Sierra Leone as the ONLY country in West Africa without a confirmed case of the virus.”

This good news comes as many African countries continue to record increased cases of the virus on their shores and struggling to contain it. These are the latest figures:

Algeria – 201; Egypt – 294; Morocco – 109; Tunisia – 75; Libya – 1; Benin – 2; Burkina Faso – 75; Ghana – 24; Guinea – 2; Ivory Coast – 25; Liberia – 3; Mauritania – 2; Nigeria- 30; Senegal – 79; Togo – 16; The Gambia – 1; Niger – 2; Cape Verde – 3; Mali – 2; Guinea-Bissau – 2; Sierra Leone – 0; Cameroon – 40; Central African Republic – 3; Congo-Brazzaville – 4; DR Congo – 36; Equatorial Guinea – 6; Gabon – 6; Chad – 1; Sao Tome and Principe – 0; Eswatini – 1; Namibia – 3; South Africa – 402; Zambia – 2; Zimbabwe – 2; Madagascar – 3; Angola – 2; Mozambique – 1; Malawi 0; Comoros 0; Lesotho 0; Botswana 0; Ethiopia – 11; Kenya – 16; Rwanda – 17; Seychelles – 7; Somalia – 1; Sudan – 2; Tanzania – 12; Djibouti – 1; Mauritius – 7; Eritrea; Uganda  8; Burundi 0; South Sudan 0.

6 COMMENTS

Comments are closed.

Latest News

Petroleum Director General Raises Hope of Oil Find!

With Prince C. Kamara In this first part of the interview below, the Director General of...

Diplomats Condemn Violence & Support COVID-19 Fight in S/Leone

After recent spate of youth violence in the country and the alleged killing of a number of unarmed prisoners in the capital, the...

Mosque Doors Opened, Hajj Still Remains Suspended

A few hours after Saudi Arabia announced the reopening of Mosques throughout the country, with the exception of Makkah, from May 31, a circular...

3 Countries to Open Embassies in Sierra Leone

In line with the country’s National Development Agenda, three countries,the United Arab Emirate (UAE) Ice Land and India were to open embassies in Freetown...

US Supports Salone to Fight Terrorism

The United States Ambassador, Maria Brewer, met with the Sierra Leone Deputy Minister of Defense, Colonel (Retired) Muana Brima Massaquoi, to loan vital logistical equipment...
- Advertisement -

More News Like This