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    Ebola: Jonathan bans movement of corpses

Ebola: Jonathan bans movement of corpses

President Goodluck Jonathan has declared a national emergency to "control and contain" the Ebola virus in Nigeria, banning the movement of corpses from one community to the other as well as from outside the country.He has also approved a special intervention plan and the immediate release of N1.9 billion for its implementation.The full extent of the emergency and its implications were, however, [...]

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    Sierra Leone, Liberia shut down for Ebola

Sierra Leone, Liberia shut down for Ebola

The army blockaded rural areas hit by the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone on Thursday after neighbouring Liberia declared a state of emergency, according to a Reuters report.Ebola has so killed 932 people in West Africa, the deadliest outbreak ever.Worried Liberians queued at banks and stocked up on food in markets in Monrovia while others took buses to unaffected [...]

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    Liberians unhappy with ‘harassment and stereotyping’ by Nigerians over Ebola

Liberians unhappy with ‘harassment and stereotyping’ by Nigerians over Ebola

The Liberian ambassador to Nigeria, Professor Al-Hassan Conte’h, is unhappy that "Nigerians are harassing and stereotyping" Liberians living in the country for Nigeria's Ebola travails.The ambassador alleged that since the first case of Ebola, which his countryman brought,  was recorded in the country, Liberians in Nigeria have been the subject of intimidation, harassment and stereotyping.“I would like to appeal for the indulgence [...]

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    Priest with Ebola arrives Madrid, in stable condition

Priest with Ebola arrives Madrid, in stable condition

A Spanish missionary priest who tested positive for the Ebola virus was in stable condition after being evacuated from Liberia, health officials said Thursday.The priest, Miguel Pajares, was helping to treat people infected with Ebola and was one of three who tested positive at the San Jose de Monrovia Hospital in Liberia earlier this week. He was flown to Spain [...]

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    Obama: ‘Too soon’ for Nigeria to have Ebola drug

Obama: ‘Too soon’ for Nigeria to have Ebola drug

Nigeria’s request to have ZMapp – a trial drug that yielded considerable success after it was administered to two American medics who got infected with the virus while treating Ebola victims in West Africa – will not materialise, as President Barack Obama has said it is "too soon" to start sending the drugs to afflicted West African countries. At a joint press conference after the weekly federal [...]

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    Ebola: British Airways suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone

Ebola: British Airways suspends flights to Liberia, Sierra Leone

In a bid to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from affecting its clients, British Airways has announced a temporary suspension of its flight operations to Sierra Leone and Liberia.The airline stated that the situation will remain that way until another review is carried out on August 31. It cited concerns for the safety of its customers as the reason for the [...]

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    Ghana may ban flights from Nigeria over Ebola

Ghana may ban flights from Nigeria over Ebola

The Ghanaian government is considering a ban against aircraft from Nigeria and the three other West African countries that have recorded cases of Ebola.The possible ban is seen as a measure to prevent the outbreak of the disease, which has been generating global concern and attracting series of stringent actions from different governments.On Thursday, the government of Sierra Leone declared [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria commences airport screening as West Africa death toll hits 729

Ebola: Nigeria commences airport screening as West Africa death toll hits 729

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says 729 people have died since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa.Meanwhile, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has started "temperature screening" of passengers at key international airports across Nigeria.Between July 24 and 27 ─ a spate of four days ─ 57 deaths were recorded in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone, [...]

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Ebola: Ethiopia airlines campaign for safety of passengers

The Ethiopian Airlines said on Thursday in Addis Ababa, that it had embarked on massive campaigns to create awareness against the transmission of the Ebola virus among its customers.The virus has recorded more than 700 deaths in some 1,323 cases in the West African Countries of Guinea, Liberia and Serra Leone since its outbreak in February.Last week, a Liberian afflicted [...]

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    Ebola: Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency

Ebola: Sierra Leone president declares state of emergency

Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement.The measures resembled a tough anti-Ebola package announced by neighboring Liberia on Wednesday evening.Koroma announced he was cancelling a visit to Washington for [...]

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    Ebola: Jim Iyke abandons business, flees Liberia

Ebola: Jim Iyke abandons business, flees Liberia

The deadly and very contagious virus disease, Ebola, has been a source of worry to many, having killed nearly 700 people across the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone since February 2014.Nigerian star actor, Jim Iyke, who was in Liberia for a business deal, is no exception; and he has now fled the Ebola-troubled country without completing his [...]

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    Ebola: Nigeria on alert as UK considers action

Ebola: Nigeria on alert as UK considers action

Nigeria and other west African countries are on alert as key UK officials meet to consider action on the spread of Ebola virus.There are fears that some measures to be taken by the British government may have implications for air travels between west Africa and the UK.Several airlines have already stopped flights to affected countries as part of measures to [...]

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    Liberia shuts its borders against Ebola

Liberia shuts its borders against Ebola

The spread of the deadly Ebola Virus across West Africa countries has forced Liberia – one of the three countries to have recorded the severest casualties from the disease – to close most of its borders.The decision to close the borders was taken on Monday after a third doctor working to contain the virus in West Africa got infected.President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said only five entry points, [...]

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    Arik suspends flights to Ebola-afflicted countries

Arik suspends flights to Ebola-afflicted countries

Arik Air on Monday suspended flight operations to Monrovia in Liberia and Freetown in Sierra Leone following the first Ebola virus death officially confirmed in Lagos.The airline's head of corporate communications, Mr Ola Adebanji, said the suspension would be in force "until further notice".The first Ebola virus death that was officially confirmed in Lagos last Friday involved a Liberian national.He [...]

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    Ebola deaths ‘on the rise’ in Liberia, S’Leone

Ebola deaths ‘on the rise’ in Liberia, S’Leone

Ebola deaths 'on the rise' in Liberia, S'LeoneEbola continues to spread in Sierra Leone, Liberia and to a lesser extent in Guinea, with a combined 44 new cases and 21 deaths between July 6-8, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, according to a Reuters report.This brought the total in West Africa's first outbreak of the deadly viral disease [...]

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