Zambia bans travellers from countries hit by Ebola

2014-08-10 08:48
(Isaac Kasamani, AFP)

(Isaac Kasamani, AFP)

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Lusaka - Zambia said it would restrict entry of travellers from countries affected by the Ebola virus and would ban Zambians from travelling to those countries, in one of the strictest moves yet by a southern African country against the deadly virus.

"All delegates from any of the countries affected by Ebola virus disease are restricted from entering Zambia until further notice," the health ministry said in a statement posted on its website on Saturday.

The statement, which was dated 8 August 2014, also said that any Zambians arriving from those countries would be "thoroughly screened and quarantined", adding that no further travel by Zambians to such countries would be allowed.

Read more on:    zambia  |  guinea  |  sierra leone  |  liberia  |  ebola  |  southern africa  |  health  |  west africa

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