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Sierra Leone falters in Ebola lockdown effort
Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease.(9/21/2014 2:38:56 AM)
Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effort
Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone's 6 million people were complying with orders to stay at home as nearly 30,000 volunteers and health ...(9/20/2014 3:05:03 PM)
Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots
The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.(9/19/2014 5:46:02 PM)
Sierra Leone imposes three-day lockdown in bid to halt Ebola
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures, according to Sierra Leone’s leader, who ushered in a controversial three-day curfew across the entire country Friday in a bid to halt the deadly Ebola virus.(9/19/2014 8:38:56 PM)
Sierra Leone in lockdown amid Ebola blowout
Nation imposes three-day lockdown, as Ebola epidemic projected to infect 500,000 by January.(9/20/2014 2:36:48 AM)
Ebola lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt
By Umaru Fofana and Josephus Olu-Mammah FREETOWN (Reuters) - Streets in the capital of Sierra Leone were deserted on Friday as the West African state began a contested, three-day lockdown in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. President Ernest Bai Koroma urged people to heed the emergency measures as health workers, some clad in protective biohazard suits, went house to house ...(9/20/2014 7:27:09 AM)
Criticism grows as Sierra Leone's Ebola shutdown enters final day
Freetown (AFP) - Sierra Leone's 72-hour nationwide shutdown entered its final day on Sunday, as criticism grew that the extreme action aimed at containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus was no more than a poorly planned publicity stunt.(9/21/2014 4:24:57 AM)
Sierra Leone burial team attacked despite lockdown
By Umaru Fofana FREETOWN (Reuters) - A team burying Ebola victims was attacked in Sierra Leone's capital on Saturday, a member of parliament said, as a small group defied a three-day lockdown aimed at halting the worst outbreak of the disease on record. In one of the most extreme measures since the epidemic began, Sierra Leone has ordered its population of 6 million to stay indoors as volunteers ...(9/20/2014 6:10:15 PM)
Sierra Leone begins three-day Ebola lockdown
Sierra Leone confined its nearly 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was thought to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.(9/20/2014 2:25:01 AM)
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages.(9/19/2014 7:16:40 PM)
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