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Sierra Leone Bans Public Christmas Celebrations

A spokesman for Sierra Leone’s government says banning of all public celebrations during Christmas festivities is part of the administration’s effort to contain the Ebola outbreak. Abdulai Bayraytay says security agencies including the police and the army will enforce the nationwide ban beginning on December 20. “Amidst the Ebola virus we are containing, we don’t want to reverse the gains we have been making,” said Bayraytay. “We have already consulted with the experts that we should...

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