Sierra Leone

There have been about 7,758 infections and 126 coronavirus-related deaths reported in Sierra Leone since the pandemic began.

On March 2, 2020, Sierra Leone reported its first case of COVID-19; as of August 24, 2022, there have been 7,744 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 125 deaths and a total of 3,493,386 vaccine doses administered as of August 7, 2022. Among the measures, the Sierra Leonean government implemented to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 was the provision of a life insurance policy for 11,039 healthcare professionals engaged in the fight against COVID-19 and the launch of a Le500 billion Special Credit Facility through the Bank of Sierra Leone to support the production, importation, and distribution of essential commodities.

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Country Population


Doses per 100 People

2.82M (33%)

Fully vaccinated

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CTAP Stories in Sierra Leone

“The lockdown came too suddenly to plan anything. We were not shown any certificate or guidance. The businesses had to close and now permanently. The delivery driver and all staff lost their jobs, a total of 12 people who really depended on these jobs to support their family. We did not cope well at all. The not knowing, the stress, the worry and fear caused anger, depression and lack of sleep”
Hawah Bounoh
Western Rural Area, Sierra Leone
“Here, we support 4 households that were immediately affected by lack of supplies, worry, not knowing what is happening and frustration. Our wider community sees this household compound as central for them getting water, meeting other people and community relations so they lose on those aspects. These are essential in the area. Everyone was worried about our wellbeing, also knowing that the system is false, fraudulent and corrupt. Everyone knew it was all lies so it added to their concerns that the Government and its methods are seriously flawed”
Vinay Kanani, Jui,
Western Rural Area, Sierra Leone
“Mahere Community Lungi- is one of the beneficiaries of the Covid-19 relief food items as most households in my community including individuals received food items ranging from rice, beans, groundnut, onions etc. However, not all households benefited from the relief as the items were not sufficient”
Dennis Sam Kamara
Mahere Community Lungi, Port Loko District, Sierra Leone
"Disables from our community only at once received 250 thousand Leones by the government of the day through the National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA). This support was to help soften the challenges faced by disables during times of lockdown in the COVID-19. Also, civil society organizations helped with cooking and non cooking item to the less privileged and disables to help soften the challenges faced in the COVID-19. Not everyone was able to benefit from this in my Community"
Desmond Alfred Jonathan Farma
Northern Region, Sierra Leone




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