Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana voluntarily decided to quarantine himself for 21 days following the death from Ebola last Tuesday of one of his security personnel, according to a report issued Saturday by the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation.
Sam-Sumana called on all those who have been in contact with the dead man to also put themselves in quarantine, said the report. “The Vice President opted to quarantine himself because he wants to lead by example,’’ Sierra Leone’s Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Theo Nicol told the Associated Press. Sam-Sumana will carry out his official duties from home for 21 days, he said.
Sam-Sumana’s dramatic quarantine comes as Sierra Leone is experiencing a rise in new Ebola cases which prompted President Ernest Bai Koroma to reinstate restrictions on Saturday. Many of the new clusters of cases are related to the capital’s fishing industry. The measures re-imposed include a nighttime ban on all boats launching from shore and from commercial vehicles off-loading goods in western market areas. Naval vessels will patrol the shore and wharves. (AP)
opt：動詞，選擇、做出選擇。例句：He has opted to be on the side of the poor.（他決定站在貧民這一邊。）
lead by example：片語，以身作則。例句：Good leaders must lead by example.（好的領導人必須以身作則。）
carry out：片語，執行、實行、完成。例句：We all have certain jobs to carry out.（我們大家都有一些工作要完成。）