It is one of the most extreme and one of the most controversial measures to be imposed since the beginning of the epidemic in Sierra Leone. The area has ordered all of the 6 million residents and volunteers to stay inside their homes as other volunteers go around to further education about the disease.
This may be the first of many unpredictable attacks on the community trying to fix the rising epidemic of Ebola cases plaguing West Africa this year. More than 5,357 people have died so far in Libera, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. 2,630 of those victimize have died since then. Liberia, neighbor to Sierra Leone, has also put up a temporary quarantine to try to contain their outbreak, but strong street protests caused them to lift the ban.
And some criticize Sierra Leone for their restriction measure. Detractors warn that food shortage and infighting will continue as those locked inside will fight for food and also work to conceal any infections they might know about. All in all, this is a horrible incident that they need to continue working on to ensure everyone’s safety.