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Liberia president orders curfew over Ebola outbreak

Published on Aug 20, 2014 10:08 AM
 
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks during a meeting with health workers on Aug 9, 2014. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced a night-time curfew from Wednesday and the quarantine of two neighbourhoods, including one in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to stem the deadly Ebola outbreak. -- PHOTO: AFP

MONROVIA (AFP) - Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced a night-time curfew from Wednesday and the quarantine of two neighbourhoods, including one in the capital Monrovia, in a bid to stem the deadly Ebola outbreak.

"Commencing Wednesday, August 20, there will be a curfew from 9.00pm to 6.00am (2100 to 0600 GMT)," Sirleaf said in a radio address late Tuesday.

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