Sierra Leone's 6 million people told to stay home for 3 days in final push to stop Ebola

March 27, 2015 5:37 PM

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Sierra Leone's 6 million people told to stay home for 3 days in final push to stop Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola.

Thousands of teams were out reminding people how Ebola is spread and how to prevent it. Teams were also going to search for Ebola cases, particularly in regions around the capital and in the north, where flare-ups persist.

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