African Union Pushes for Ebola Travel Ban Removal

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African Union meets to discuss Ebola travel bans being lifted. (Photo Credit: Google Images)

The Mail & Guardian is reporting that the African Union is calling for all travel bans related to the Ebola affected member states to be lifted.

AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has stressed that the ban has hampered economic growth by restricting trade. The article reports:

“Dlamini-Zuma says, ‘Fighting Ebola must be done in a manner that doesn’t fuel isolation or lead to the stigmatisation of victims, communities and countries.’” 

The article also highlights the fact that with the bans being lifted, proper safety precautions and screening procedures should be put forth to prevent the spread of the virus. In addition, screening facilities will be placed at points of departure as well as points of entry.

Read more at The Mail & Guardian South Africa.

This post was written by Reginald Calhoun, editorial assistant for The Burton Wire. Follow him on Twitter @Rmarsean.

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