The organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) criticized Sierra Leone’s plan to isolate its population for three days to try to contain the Ebola outbreak that is affecting West Africa.
The government reported that it will carry out an isolation operation between September 19 and 21, to allow its health workers to detect new cases of the disease.
MSF, which has sent teams to countries affected by the outbreak, said the plan will not help contain the virus.
In a statement, the organization will note that forcing people to stay indoors would drive them into hiding, destroy trust between doctors and society, and ultimately contribute to the further spread of the disease.
The current Ebola outbreak has already left more than 2,100 dead in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria in recent months.
Of these, more than 20 were health workers from Sierra Leone.
The virus first passes from animals to humans and is then spread between humans through contact with blood, body fluids, or processed organs.