Liberia closes schools in effort to halt Ebola

The Ebola virus has been blamed for 672 deaths in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. On Wednesday, Liberia announced it will close schools, place non-essential government employees on leave, and may quarantine some communities to stop the outbreak.

By , Reuters

Liberia will close schools and consider quarantining some communities, it said on Wednesday, rolling out the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government to halt the worst outbreak on record of the deadly Ebola virus.