Ebola: Zambia Bans Travelers From Ebola-Struck Countries

Ebola: Zambia Bans Travelers From Ebola-Struck Countries

By News Desk | The Trent on August 10, 2014
Workers from Doctors Without Borders prepare isolation and treatment areas for their Ebola virus operations in Gueckedou, Guinea. (Photo Credit: Kjell Gunnar Beraas/MSF/AP)

As countries around the world look for solutions to curb the further spread of the deadly Ebola Virus, Zambia has decided to ban travelers coming from countries struck with the virus.

The current outbreak of the virus, termed the deadliest yet began in Guinea and has steadily spread to other West African nations Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

The decision by the government of the Southern African country follows in the steps of several other countries who have banned flights and travelers from gaining access to their countries.

Reuters reports:

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, August 9, 2014.

The statement, which was dated Friday, August 8, 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.

 

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