Freetown streets under curfew
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'Deserted streets' as Ebola lockdown begins in Sierra Leone

A three-day curfew has begun in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, in order to halt the spread of the disease.

Sierra Leone is one of the countries worst hit by West Africa's Ebola outbreak, with more than 550 victims among the 2,600 deaths so far recorded.

A team of 30,000 people is going house-to-house to find those infected and offer them help.

Umaru Fofana reports from Freetown.

  • 19 Sep 2014
  • From the section Africa
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