Ebola Sierra Leone to begin 3-day lockdown

The entire population has been ordered to stay at home with a 2-hour exemption on Friday to allow Muslim prayers and a 5-hour window for Christians on Sunday.

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Sierra Leone is set to begin a 3-day lockdown in a bid to curtail the spread of the Ebola virus in the country.

The entire population has been ordered to stay at home with a 2-hour exemption on Friday to allow Muslim prayers and a 5-hour window for Christians on Sunday.

BBC reports that volunteers will go door-to-door, looking for people with signs of the disease and reminding others how to stay safe.

Sierra Leone still have scores of new cases being reported every week even as the 3 worst hit Ebola countries - Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, have set a target of having no new cases by the middle of next month.

Ebola has claimed more than 10,000 lives since the beginning of the outbreak.

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