Sierra Leone was one of the hardest hit countries when the Ebola epidemic struck West Africa in 2014. Now it is battling the coronavirus. The first case was confirmed on the 31 of March and since then the numbers have been climbing steadily.
Tyson Conteh is a filmmaker in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. He covered the Ebola outbreak for BBC Africa Eye in the documentary Standing Among The Living and now he is making a series of video diaries for BBC Africa showing how his city is dealing with the coronavirus. In the first episode he looks at how this pandemic is again changing the way Sierra Leoneans behave and interact with one another.
Directed by Tyson Conteh and Video by Chernor Mustapha Thoronka (Justice), Future View Media Centre in Makeni.
Produced and edited by Jerry Rothwell and Sam Liebmann, Metfilm Production.
Music produced by Purple Field Productions PFP.