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Nationwide lockdown planned

7 Sep, 2014

Sierra Leone plans a three-day nationwide lockdown in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds. People will not be allowed to leave their homes for three days under the plan, set to start September 19. The lockdown is being billed as a predominantly social campaign rather than a medical one, in which volunteers will go door-to-door to talk to people. Sierra Leone’s minister Alhaji Alpha Kanu:

We believe this the best way for now to identify those who are sick and remove them from those who are well.