Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Ebola: Liberia Imposes Curfew



Liberia's president has declared a curfew and is imposing a quarantine of a major slum in the capital Monrovia as the death toll mounts from Ebola, state radio reported.

The government imposed a curfew to run from 9 p.m. (2100 GMT) to 6 a.m. in an effort to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

The country is already under a state of emergency, and the latest action also will block all movement in and out of West Point, home to at least 50,000 people.

Over the weekend, residents angered over the placement of an Ebola center in West Point looted the facility and 37 patients left who were supposed to be under surveillance. Health officials said that all of those later returned.

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