UN warns over Ebola as Sierra Leone lockdown begins


euronews (in English)

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.

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