Ebola crisis: Sierra Leone quarantine widens

September 25, 2014 4:08 PM

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The newly declared quarantine areas mean that about one-third of the country’s 6 million people live in areas where their movements are restricted.

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE—Sierra Leone on Thursday took the dramatic step of sealing off districts where more than 1 million people live as it and two other West African countries struggled to control an Ebola outbreak that has claimed thousands of lives.

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