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Liberia enforces Ebola quarantine

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MONROVIA, Liberia — Soldiers clamped down on people trying to travel to Liberia’s capital today from rural areas hard-hit by the Ebola virus hours after the president declared a national state of emergency.

Reports have emerged of families hiding sick relatives at home and of abandoned bodies being left in the streets.

Similar efforts were underway in eastern areas of neighboring Sierra Leone after officials there launched “Operation Octopus” to try and keep those sick with Ebola in isolation. While…

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