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Sierra Leone wants health workers to be able to identify new cases of the disease.

The government of Sierra Leone, one of the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola, will update that it will carry out a three-day isolation operation in an attempt to curb the spread of the deadly disease.

It is scheduled to run from September 19 to 21, a period during which people will not be able to leave their homes.

Councilor Ibrahim Ben Kargbo explained that the measure will allow health workers to identify new cases of infection with the virus.

According to him, more than 20,000 people will be deployed to ensure that the isolation measure is complied with.