South Africa bans travellers from 3 Ebola-hit nations
Published on Aug 21, 2014 10:54 PM
PRETORIA (AFP) - South Africa on Thursday issued a ban on non-citizens travelling from three west African countries worst affected by Ebola.
A Health Ministry statement declared "a total travel ban for all non-citizens travelling from these high-risk countries", referring to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
South Africans returning home from these areas will undergo strict screening, it added. The authorities also barred non-essential travel to the three countries.
South Africa has so far been Ebola-free despite two scares in as many weeks: a South African man returning from Liberia and a Guinean woman. Both tested negative.
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