Sierra Leone Ends Ebola Lockdown, Expects Rise in Cases

September 22, 2014 6:01 AM

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Officials in Sierra Leone say the number of reported Ebola cases and deaths there is expected to rise, as the country ends a three-day lockdown aimed at stopping the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.

The government had ordered its 6 million people to stay home Friday, Saturday and Sunday as teams went door-to-door trying to locate hidden patients and educate others on how to avoid contracting Ebola.

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