Four Days And No Food: Traffic At An Ebola-Locked Border

Checkpoints between Guinea and Sierra Leone are meant to prevent further spread of the ebola virus. What does it mean for people trying to travel in the area? Nothing great.

One truck driver complains to the Associated Press that he's been stuck in this unmoving traffic for four days. Many cross the border on foot, and the quick closure cutting Guinea off from Sierra Leone left one woman stranded after she traveled to a market.


The start of this Ebola outbreak has supposedly been traced to Guinea, and the closure of the borders, however makeshift or unexpected, is understandable. This is just another view of the disruption in the infrastructure and lives of people there.

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