Over 200 people have died in Africa in two days from Ebola. Drastic measures are being taken.
Liberian security forces sealed off an Ebola-hit slum in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday in the latest effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus, setting off protests by angry residents.
Riot police and soldiers created roadblocks out of piles of scrap wood and barbed wire to prevent anyone from entering or leaving West Point.
Four residents were injured in clashes with police and soldiers sent in to seal off the area. Violence flared up after security forces tried to evacuate a government official and his family from the quarantined neighborhood.
“These measures are meant to save lives,” said President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who ordered the restrictions, in an address Tuesday night. Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/ebola/11045977/Liberians-trapped-in-Ebola-slum-as-security-forces-seal-off-Monrovia-district.html