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Traders warn of Chinese exodus from Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

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The Extinction Protocol

August 2014Sierra Leone, AFRICA– “With Ebola, everyone is afraid. No one wants to go out,” 50-year-old Li tells AFP at the 70-cover eatery in Freetown’s Murray Town district. Li has been in the capital for two decades but, like many entrepreneurs in the once-thriving and influential Chinese community, he is thinking of packing it in and heading back home. “Before Ebola, all the Chinese and some foreigners came here to eat. Now nobody comes. We have no customers. We may have to close,” he says. Ebola, a virulent tropical hemorrhagic fever, has claimed almost 1,500 lives since the start of the year in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Eastern Sierra Leone has been particularly hard-hit, but a death in Freetown has spread fear that the capital could be in line for a wave of cases. The quarantining of eight Chinese medical workers was particularly shocking to…

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Written by bobby90247

August 31, 2014 at 4:21 pm

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