Ebola crisis: Liberian troops impose slum quarantine

Security forces in Liberia’s capital Monrovia have deployed to enforce a quarantine in a large slum area in order to contain the spread of Ebola.

The move set off protests from angry residents in West Point and people gathered at roadblocks to complain.

The president has also ordered a countrywide night-time curfew as part of new anti-Ebola measures.

Since the beginning of the year, 1,350 people have died of the virus in four West African countries.

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A boy rakes faeces into a hole on the beach in the West Point slum on 19 August 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia

Categories: Africa, Disease, Health, Liberia

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