Japan aid agency pulls staff from Ebola-hit nations
Published on Aug 12, 2014 3:54 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's foreign aid agency said Tuesday it was evacuating two dozen staff from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as the death toll from the Ebola virus continued to mount.
The move came as eight Chinese medical workers who treated patients suffering from the virus were placed in quarantine in Sierra Leone.
Sierra Leone, as well as Guinea and Liberia, has been at the centre of the outbreak.
"We expect they will complete the evacuation from the region within a few days," said Mr Yuho Hayakawa, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica).
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