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Sierra Leone To Implement 3-Day Lockdown In Ebola Hotspots, Affecting Close To 2.5M People

BBC News: Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone lockdown to hit 2.5m people
“Sierra Leone is to enforce a three-day lockdown of key parts of the country to try to contain the Ebola epidemic. … A three-day curfew in September, keeping people at home under quarantine, was hailed as a success by authorities, despite some criticism. The country’s National Ebola Response Center says a new lockdown will come into place next week…” (3/19).

Reuters: Sierra Leone to lockdown Ebola hotspots next week: officials
“Residents in Sierra Leone’s remaining Ebola hotspots will be confined to their houses for three days next week, officials said, as the government tries to snuff out an outbreak that has killed over 10,200 people across West Africa…” (Olu-Mammah/Farge, 3/19).