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Pan-African airline suspends flights to ebola-hit countries

Published on Jul 30, 2014 8:42 AM

MONROVIA (AFP) - Pan-African airline ASKY suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone over the worsening ebola health crisis, as the Liberian football association said it halted all activities in the country.

The LFA decided "to cease operations of football activities considering that football matches are contact sports and ebola is spread through body contacts with an infected person", LFA chief Musa Bility said in a statement Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the finance ministry in Liberia, where 127 people have died of the disease, said it had placed several senior officials under observation for three weeks after a top ministry official died from the virus.

Mr Patrick Sawyer was on official business in Nigeria last week when he contracted the disease.

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