Liberia buttons up 50,000 in slum

Curfew, quarantine put in place after attack on Ebola clinic

Posted: August 20, 2014 at 4:36 a.m.

A market in the center of Monrovia, Liberia, is jammed with shoppers Tuesday despite fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.

Liberia's president declared a curfew and ordered security forces late Tuesday to quarantine a slum -- home to at least 50,000 people -- as the West African country battled to stop the spread of Ebola in the capital.

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