Government raises Ebola warning level
31 July 2014, 12:05
Nairobi - The government has raised the Ebola warning level and will begin screening at most of the country's entry points.
Ebola has been declared a disaster by the United Nations in West Africa and other aid and medical organizations have risen their alarm levels.
The National Disaster Operations Centre NDOC confirmed Thursday that it had started screening persons coming in and out of the country after alert levels were raised by global medical organizations.
" All entry points will now have facilities for Ebola screening following advice from authorities, a statement from the body said.
The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace
Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West
African countries, and a State Department official on Wednesday said two
volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who
later died of the virus.
Meanwhile, Liberia's president ordered
the nation's schools to shut down and most civil servants to stay home
as fears deepened over the virus that already has killed more than 670
people in West Africa.
The Peace Corps said it was evacuating 340 volunteers from Liberia as well as neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Kenya says it is yet to receive any complaints of the virus in the country.
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