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St. Lucia bans travellers from Ebola-hit countries

Published:Wednesday | October 15, 2014 | 5:31 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

St. Lucia has become the second English-speaking Caribbean country to place an immediate travel ban on nationals from some West African countries affected by the Ebola virus.




Persons traveling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will be denied entry into St Lucia until further notice.




A government statement today said Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has advised the Commissioner of Police, to implement the ban with immediate effect.



The statement said visitors from Nigeria, which has now contained the spread of the virus, will be required to present a recent medical certificate which clears them of the virus.



Prime Minister Anthony said also St. Lucia would continue to monitor the outbreak and has allocated resources to prepare for any possible threat.



Earlier, St. Vincent and the Grenadines announced a ban on visitors from the African countries and Grenada has said it too is contemplating a similar ban.



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