Whilst we are gearing up for the most expensive holiday season of the year; Christmas and New Year, Sierra Leone has placed a crack down on any celebratory activity.
With the Ebola crisis still on high alert the country wants to stop celebrations in the hopes of reducing the risk of the disease spreading. Sierra Leone is quickly climbing with the President of the country having said that ‘the crisis seems to be growing’.
While we sit down and eat our turkey, pull our crackers and open countless presents remember those that aren’t even allowed to celebrate the holidays for fear of a deadly disease growing in strength resulting in more cases.
Mali have stated that the disease has now been cured within the county however, they are still on alert and don’t believe that the disease has completely vanished.
This strain of Ebola is the deadliest recorded and we can only hope that these families can find some way to enjoy Christmas and pray that the New Year brings them better fortune.