25 December 2014 Last updated at 16:12

Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdownHealth workers carry the body of a suspected Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown December 21, 2014.

A lockdown is declared in northern Sierra Leone, with shops and travel services shut for at least three days, in a bid to contain the Ebola virus.


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