Sierra Leone Ends Ebola Lockdown, Expects Rise in Cases

September 22, 2014 6:01 AM

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Sierra Leone Ends Ebola Lockdown, Expects Rise in Cases

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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