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Ebola outbreak -- Sierra Leone lockdown declared 'success'

9/22/2014

BBC News

A three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has been declared a success by authorities.

The wide-ranging curfew ended at midnight on Sunday (GMT) and will not be extended, authorities said.

Sierra Leone has been one of the countries worst affected by the outbreak, with more than 550 of the almost 2,800 deaths so far recorded.

Some health groups have criticised the lockdown, saying it would destroy trust between patients and doctors.

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