West Africa sees renewed hope with dip in Ebola cases

United Methodists in Sierra Leone joined other citizens in celebrating a new year with fresh hope of ending the Ebola epidemic there. Daily reports of new cases are sometimes in the single digits instead of hundreds. A two-week lockdown imposed at Christmas prohibited travel and large crowds, and those restrictions were extended Jan. 19 for another two weeks in hopes of ending the deadly epidemic by March. And more hope arrived with the announcement that schools – closed for eight months because of Ebola – will reopen in March.

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