EBOLA BURIAL TEAMS Go on Strike – Leaving DEAD BODIES in the Street (Video)
Sierra Leone Ebola burial teams went on strike this week.
The teams burying Ebola victims in Sierra Leone said they have not been paid for weeks.
Dead bodies lay in the streets.
A dead Ebola victim lays in the street in Africa. (KRON)
Burial teams in Sierra Leone abandoned the bodies of Ebola victims in the capital after going on strike this week, though an official claimed Wednesday the situation had been resolved.
The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation reported that bodies of Ebola victims were being left in homes and on the streets of Freetown because of the strike by burial teams, who complained they had not been paid. The bodies of Ebola victims are highly contagious…
…There are 600 workers in the burial teams, organized in groups of 12, health ministry spokesman Sidie Yahya Tunis said.
Tunis described the situation as “very embarrassing.” The government was already facing criticism this week over a shipping container filled with medical gear and mattresses that has been held up at the port for more than a month.
The World Health Organization says Ebola is believed to have killed more than 600 people in Sierra Leone, where there have been more than 2,100 confirmed cases. More than 3,400 people have been killed by the outbreak in West Africa, which has hit Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia hardest.
A burial team wearing protective clothing prepare the body of a person suspected to have died of the Ebola virus for interment, in Freetown September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Christopher Black)