Ebola red alert kicks in

Travellers from West Africa will be subjected to screening
Travellers from West Africa will be subjected to screening

A high-level multisectoral committee headed by the Ministry of Health has triggered red alert responses to Ebola, including the suspension of visitor visas to the four affected West African countries and the instalment of round the clock monitoring and screening at airports across the country.

Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are in the throes of an eight-month Ebola outbreak that by Saturday had killed 1,013 people within 1,848 cases.

Teams of three nurses at each aviation border with a doctor on standby around the clock have been dispatched as part of Rapid Response Teams, which will form the frontline of Botswana’s effort to firstly prevent then contain any Ebola infiltration.

Editor's Comment
Something ought to be done about deadly A3 Road

The accident which happened near Marapong village comes after yet another horrific accident which claimed 16 lives in July last year near Hubona. These stats don’t include other accidents where fatalities were not as many as the two.While several factors may have contributed to the two accidents and many others, many believe the biggest with that road is the bad state that the road is in. Unconfirmed reports in the most recent accident state...

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