MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) - Ninety-two bodies and 56 new cases of the Ebola virus have been found in Sierra Leone as the three-day lockdown, imposed by the country's government on September 19 comes to an end, Sky News reported Sunday, citing official reports.
"There is a very strong possibility it [the lockdown] will be extended," Stephen Gaojia, head of the Emergency Operations Center, was quoted by Sky News as saying.
According to Sky News, an overall number of 123 people referred to the medical services during the government-imposed stay of which 56 tested positive for the virus.
On September 21, the government of Sierra Leone has introduced the "Ose to Ose Ebola Tok" campaign that was to last September 19 through September 21. As part of the campaign, 7136 trained teams comprising health workers, volunteers and NGO representatives were reported to visit households throughout the country to provide them with information about the virus.
The worst Ebola epidemic in history began in southern Guinea at the end of 2013 and soon spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The death toll is estimated to be above 2,400. There is no officially approved medication for the Ebola virus, and experts claim prevention is the only cure. Several countries, including Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Japan, are currently working on vaccines.