Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

March 30, 2015 12:32 AM

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Sierra Leone ends anti-Ebola lockdown after three days

FREETOWN: Sierra Leoneans were once again allowed to leave their homes Sunday evening after the government announced the end of a three-day nationwide lockdown aimed at preventing a resurgence of the deadly Ebola virus.

During the curfew period -- which was ordered by President Ernest Bai Koroma and ran from 0600 GMT on Friday until 1800 GMT Sunday -- some 26,000 volunteers went door-to-door to check for sick people and raise awareness about the disease.

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