African Nations Working to Lift Ebola Travel Bans

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Some African countries have agreed to lift travel bans on people arriving from Ebola-hit nations, the African Union’s top official said on Monday, in a step to ease the economic pain the virus has brought to the continent.

Speaking to reporters following a meeting in Addis Ababa, African Union Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said it was up to the countries themselves to lift the ban that critics say is isolating the affected nations.

She said thorough border checks for people displaying Ebola-like symptoms should replace blanket bans of those arriving from Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

Source: The Wall Street Journal (link opens in a new window)

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