*WHO to assume control of Kenema bioweapons lab
*Police deployed to guard Ebola lab after riots
*WHO places West African on Grade 3, highest emergency level
WHO and MSF are to take over the bioweapons laboratory in Kenema hospital which has been at centre of rioting and strikes because of its role in the Ebola outbreak, according to an Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) announcement posted on its facebook page on Saturday.
The centre has 30 Ebola patients, states a MoHS update posted on Sunday.
The move comes after thousands marched on the lab following allegations by a former nurse that Ebola was being put into circulation deliberately.
The bioweapons lab — funded by George Soros and Bill Gates among others — has now been placed under police protection.
It has also emerged that WHO has upgraded the Ebola emergency in West Africa to the highest level, a Grade 3, allowing WHO to assume control of critical government functions and implement forced vaccination and quarantine plans.
“The WHO Director General, Margaret Chan has upgraded the Ebola response in West Africa to a Grade 3, the highest level of any emergency response. A Grade 3 involves a multiple country event with a substantial public health consequence that requires a substantial WHO country office response and substantial international partner response. This means partners could deploy resources from other countries into the region,” states the MoHS facebook.