Sierra Leone lifts Ebola quarantine


File: Liberia's first Ebola case in nearly two months was reported on June 30.

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone has lifted its last major Ebola quarantine, releasing more than 500 people from isolation.

President Ernest Bai Koroma says it&39;s the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in his country.

The 8-month epidemic has killed more than 11,000 people in West Africa.

Case numbers have since fallen sharply.

Sierra Leone is currently dealing with just two confirmed Ebola patients.

Neighbouring Liberia, which has the highest death toll from the epidemic, has no current cases.

Small communities of a few dozen people remain under quarantine in parts of the northern Ton-ko-lili district and in Sierra Leone&39;s capital, Freetown.