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INTERNATIONAL: Sierra Leone impose three-day curfew to help stop spread of ebola

Published:Saturday | September 20, 2014 | 6:36 PM

A three-day curfew is under way in Sierra Leone to allow health workers to find and isolate cases of ebola and help halt the spread of the disease.

It’s believed that many persons carrying the virus in Sierra Leone are reluctant to seek medical treatment, fearing that they will die because there is no proven cure.

However, officials there say a team of 30,000 people have been moving from house-to-house to identify infected persons and to distribute soap.

But critics have blasted the lockdown, saying it will damage public trust in doctors.

Meanwhile, over in neighbouring Guinea, officials say they have found the bodies of eight missing health workers and journalists involved in the ebola campaign.

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