World Health Organisation says it is safe travel to Ebola-affected countries [DETAILS]

by Azubuike Azikiwe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says travelling to Ebola-affected countries is safe and the risk is at best, minimal.

The apex health body in the world has released information, saying passengers can proceed to travel to countries like Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, which have been affected by the deadly virus.

The organisation encourages travel to these countries, but if passengers develop a fever and Ebola Symptoms mid-air, they are to promptly inform airline personnel.BvZX-UyCYAAnEY6

Another important thing passengers should do is to alert airline personnel about any fellow traveller who has Ebola symptoms, which are fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding.

Meanwhile, the government of Cameroon has ordered the closure of its borders and the suspension of all flights to and from Nigeria. Cameroon has a border boundary of over 2, 000 kilometres in Borno, Adamawa, Taraba and Cross Rivers states.

In a similar vein, Liberian troops have been ordered to shoot on sight persons who violate President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s directive to close Liberia’s borders as the Ebola virus spreads across the west African region.


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