Sierra Leone Declares 5-Day Lockdown in Ebola-Hit North

December 25, 2014 5:03 AM

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Sierra Leone Declares 5-Day Lockdown in Ebola-Hit North

The northern parts of Sierra Leone will be locked down for five days as a measure to contain the Ebola epidemic, with Christmas celebrations being the only exception.

“Muslims and Christians are not allowed to hold services in mosques and churches throughout the lockdown except for Christians on Christmas Day (Thursday),” Alie Kamara, resident minister for the Northern Region, told Agence France-Presse.

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