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Paramount Chief threatens to jail Ebola survivors

February 5, 2015 By Victoria Saffa

Paramount Chief of Bombali Shebora Chiefdom in the Bombali District, Chief Bai Shebora Kasanga II, has threatened to jail any Ebola survivor who has intercourse with their partners in his chiefdom, thereby infecting.

The district has been one of the hardest hit in the country, recording more than 900 positive Ebola cases with many deaths.

He promised to implement chiefdom by-laws with rigidity, as he had organised several sensitisation meetings in the chiefdom to educate residents on the by-laws.

Chief Kasanga II said his chiefdom, which includes Makeni – headquarters of Bombali District, serves as a referral centre for Ebola victims from across the district, noting that the reduction of the Ebola virus in the area is as a result of strict observance of the by-laws.

He said the Ebola treatment centre at Magbenteh was doing a very good job as evident in the discharge of survivors on a weekly basis, including 21 recently.

He thanked the District Health Management Team (DHMT), the Command Centre, surveillance and contact tracers for their effort in chasing the Ebola virus, adding that most people now have confidence to visit the hospitals.

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