FREETOWN — China handed over a P3 level biolab to Sierra Leone on Feb 12 as part of its continued contribution in fighting against the Ebola virus.
The lab is attached to a multipurpose hospital at Jui, some 30 kilometers north of the capital Freetown.
Construction of the lab started around September last year and was finished in three months, making it the second of its kind in west Africa.
According to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention team in Sierra Leone, the lab is now ready for the country and they “will be around to train Sierra Leoneans on the use of the facility.”
The construction work was done by the Beijing Urban Construction Group.