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.

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