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Liberia Modifies Ebola Curfew, Lifts Quarantine

James Butty | VOICE OF AMERICA   in 
September 10, 2014

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has ordered the lifting of an Ebola quarantine on a town near the capital, Monrovia, and an adjustment in the hours of a nationwide curfew.

A presidential statement Monday said the lifting of the quarantine on Dolo Town in Margibi County was due to the overall support and cooperation of the town’s people.

The nationwide curfew, which was imposed on August 20 and ran from 9 pm to 6 am, will now run from 11 pm to 6 am.

This comes as the World Health Organization Monday said it expects thousands of new cases of the Ebola virus in Liberia in the coming weeks. Liberia already accounts for about half of all cases and deaths of Ebola in West Africa.

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