Ebola lockdown: Radical plans to defeat ebola are bing considered by senior British Army officer.
Defence sources said that options to be considered include UK troops deploying to towns and villages deep inside Sierra Leone. From a military perspective ebola is like a biological warfare attack and should be countered accordingly and there needs to be a clampdown on human movement inside Sierra Leone, one source said.
“Thousands of UK troops would be sent to Sierra Leone to enforce a military lockdown under radical plans to defeat ebola being considered by Britain’s most senior Army officer.
General Sir Nick Carter is leading a review of the UK’s response to the virus, and could use 3,000 British soldiers to impose a blockade and restrict human movement in the African country.
Sir Nick, the Chief of the General Staff, will advise Ministers on proposals, including an increase in troop numbers and using Royal Navy ships to patrol its coastal waters.”