Sierra Leone Lifts Curfew As Covid Infections Slow
Muhammad Irfan 3 days ago Tue 14th September 2021 | 06:20 PM
Freetown, Sept 14 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 14th Sep, 2021 ) :Sierra Leone has lifted a nationwide curfew designed to curb Covid-19 infections, following a drop in new infections in the West African nation.
In a statement on Monday evening, the country's Covid-19 response agency Nacoverc said that an 11pm-5am curfew would be lifted with immediate effect.
At the time, it also imposed other restrictions including forcing restaurants and bars to close early, and temporarily shutting churches and mosques.
Nacoverc said on Monday that places of worship will be open to people who wear face masks.
Masks are also required in schools, public buildings and on public transport.
Bars and restaurants will be able to operate as normal, according to the coronavirus-response agency, provided that customers can show a proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
Sierra Leone has officially recorded 6,385 cases since the beginning of the pandemic, including 121 deaths.
The infection rate has slowed dramatically, however, with health officials over the past week recording new cases in the low single digits.