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Sierra Leone plans three-day shutdown to stall Ebola

FREETOWN – Sierra Leone is to enforce three days of “complete shutdown” across the country later this month in a bid to contain the Ebola epidemic, a government spokesman told AFP Saturday.

The measure, which will come into force from September 19, means pedestrians and vehicles on non-essential business will be barred from movement for 72 hours.

“This will be strictly adhered to without exception,” government spokesman Abdulai Bayratay told AFP by telephone.


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