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Sierra Leone Imposes Three-Day Lockdown To Prevent Ebola Spread

Agence France-Presse: S. Leone in new anti-Ebola lockdown
“Sierra Leone imposed a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday for the second time in six months in a bid to prevent a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus…” (Johnson, 3/27).

Agence France-Presse: Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days
“Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus…” (3/29).

BBC News: Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone in lockdown
“The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home…” (Mundasad, 3/27).

New York Times/Associated Press: Sierra Leone: Citizens Told to Stay Home to Halt Ebola
“Sierra Leone’s six million people were told on Friday to stay home for three days, except to attend religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola…” (3/27).

Reuters: Sierra Leone capital ‘eerily quiet’ amid Ebola lockdown
“The capital of Sierra Leone was ‘eerily quiet’ on Friday at the start of a three-day national lockdown aimed at accelerating the end of an Ebola epidemic in the worst affected country. Hundreds of health volunteers fanned out across the capital on Friday — one of the last remaining hotspots — looking for hidden Ebola patients and raising awareness about the epidemic in the country’s second lockdown…” (Fofana, 3/27).

Reuters: Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown
“Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone on Saturday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic…” (Olu-Mammah/Fofana, 3/29).

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