Tag Archives: Ebola outbreak

Ebola outbreak ‘threatens Liberia’s national existance’

Liberia is facing a “serious threat” to its national existence as the deadly Ebola virus “spreads like wildfire” there, its defence minister says. Brownie Samukai told the UN Security Council that the international response to the crisis was “less than robust”. The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that thousands more cases could occur in Liberia, which has been worst ...

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Ebola outbreak: West Africans back lifting travel bans

West African health ministers have called for travel restrictions imposed to combat Ebola to be lifted. The ministers followed advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) which said that the restrictions create food and supply shortages and harm efforts to contain the deadly virus. The WHO says the West Africa outbreak could infect more than 20,000 people. It has already ...

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Kenya bans flights to Ebola hit West African nations

Nairobi: Kenyan government on Saturday temporarily suspended entry of passengers from and through Ebola affected West African countries into Kenya. The ban, which affects passengers from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, will be effective from Tuesday midnight, Xinhua quoted health cabinet secretary James Macharia as saying in a conference in Nairobi. “This step is in line with the recognition of ...

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Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola

Most border crossings in Liberia have been closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to try to halt the spread of the virus. Screening centres are also being set up at the few major entry points that will remain open, such as the main airport. Meanwhile, Nigeria largest’s airline, Arik Air, has suspended all flights to Liberia ...

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