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Liberia Lifts Ebola Quarantine From West Point Neighborhood

News outlets report on the lifting of a quarantine order in place for 10 days in the Liberian neighborhood of West Point.

New York Times: Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum
“Liberia’s government announced Friday night that it would lift an Ebola quarantine on a large slum here in the capital, 10 days after attempts to cordon off the neighborhood from the rest of the city sparked deadly clashes and fueled doubts about President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ability to handle the outbreak…” (Onishi, 8/29).

Reuters: Celebration in Liberia slum as Ebola quarantine lifted
“Crowds sang and danced in the streets of a seaside neighborhood in Liberia on Saturday as the government lifted quarantine measures designed to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus…” (Giahyue et al., 8/30).

VOA News: Liberia’s West Point: Life After Ebola Quarantine
“Residents of Liberia’s West Point neighborhood are jubilant now that the government has lifted a 10 day-old quarantine of the densely populated borough of the capital, Monrovia…” (Butty, 9/1).

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