Sierra Leone Enforces Multi-Day Ebola Lockdown

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Sierra Leone’s government will be enforcing a multi-day lockdown, in the hopes of curbing the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 2,000 people across West Africa.

Citizens of Sierra Leone will not be allowed to leave their homes for several days. There are conflicting reports on the length of the lockdown, with various publications saying it will last either three (Sept. 19 to 21) or four days (Sept. 18 to 21). Abdulai Bayraytay, a Sierra Leone government spokesperson, said the dates were chosen to give people enough time to stock up on food and other provisions before the ban on movement goes into effect. Read more…

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