Sierra Leone lifts state of emergency as COVID-19 under control

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FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE - APRIL 5: Empty roads and streets are seen after 3-day curfew declaration due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Freetown, Sierra Leone on April 5, 2020. (Photo by Vidal Sesay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE – APRIL 5: Empty roads and streets are seen after 3-day curfew declaration due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Freetown, Sierra Leone on April 5, 2020. (Photo by Vidal Sesay/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sierra Leone ended its one-year-long state of public health emergency that was introduced to stem the spread of COVID-19.

In a statement, the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Center (NACOVERC) said that proactive structures and measures put in place have helped Sierra Leone effectively manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The government has also started rolling out vaccines throughout the country,” it said, adding the government has sought to protect lives and livelihoods while maintaining its bold commitment to ensuring personal freedom guaranteed by the constitution.

Although the state of emergency is lifted, all other public health regulations and directives remain firmly in place and the general public is strongly urged to adhere to all such COVID-19 restrictions, it said.

As of Wednesday, Sierra Leone has registered 3,949 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 79 deaths.

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