Published on Sep 18, 2014
Sierra Leone has begun a three-day nationwide lockdown as it confronts a worsening Ebola outbreak.
Practically the entire 6 million population has been ordered to stay home while medical teams go door-to-door to screen for the virus.
The UN has declared the latest outbreak as a threat to international peace and security.
Across west Africa, the death toll has reached 2,630. A further 5,357 people are sick.
Ahead of the shutdown, people were busy stocking up on essential supplies.