Ebola cancels Christmas in Sierra Leone

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Christmas and holiday get-togethers are effectively cancelled in Sierra Leone.

Due to concerns that Ebola could spread to rural areas as families gather to celebrate, the nation’s national Ebola response center says there will be a lock-down on Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Boxing Day.

Sierra Leone has plans to deploy soldiers during the holidays to keep people from celebrating and encouraging them to stay indoors.

“Something needs to be done for this Ebola to stop,” Sierra Leone’s National Ebola Response Center spokeswoman Maricu Coroma recently told CNN when talking of the bans.

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