Covid-19 is hitting harder
Currently Covid-19 is present in Freetown and in other towns of Sierra Leone and neighboring Guinea. But without adequate testing it is still unclear how prevalent it is.
Travel restrictions bar movement between districts, making it impossible to travel to Freetown, over 100 miles away, or even to two up-country hospitals where we have five patients. We managed to get three emergency surgeries done by sending funds by phone. In one case, we even paid for blood from an anonymous donor.
At the doctor’s compound, Tom managed to make some positive progress with the help of Emanuel Bangura, whose mother is the household domestic. Together, they treated well water to make it safe for drinking.