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St Kitts & Nevis joins CARICOM countries banning visitors from Ebola-hit countries

Published:Thursday | October 16, 2014 | 12:05 PM

St Kitts and Nevis has joined the list of countries in the region to place a ban on people travelling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as a precaution against the deadly Ebola virus.



The same restrictions have been implemented in St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines.



The Office of the Prime Minister says the prohibition will also be applied to travelers who have visited the three countries in the preceding 21 days.



The Cabinet has also requested the activation of the National Disaster Mitigation Council to coordinate preparedness and response with the health officials and to provide Cabinet updates.



The World Health Organization says nearly four thousand people have died from the Ebola virus during the current outbreak, the majority of those in West Africa.



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