Kenya to close borders

20 Aug, 2014

Kenya will be closing its borders on Wednesday August 20 to people travelling from Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the spread of the virus. Kenya is at high risk as it is a major transport hub. Kenya’s health secretary said Kenyans and medical workers flying in from those states would still be allowed in. Kenyan Airways says it will stop flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone when the ban comes in. Kenyan Health Minister James Macharia said it was “in the interest of public health” and warned that Kenyans and health workers who had returned from the three west African states would face “strict checks” and would be quarantined if necessary.

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