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INF cancels meeting in Kenya over Ebola fears

21 August 2014, 12:01

Nairobi - The International Netball Federation (INF) has cancelled an international meeting in Nairobi owing to Ebola attack that has visited parts of Africa.

The meeting was scheduled to take place between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1

Kenya Netball Federation Secretary Lilian Anupi said on Wednesday the INF has revoked sending its instructors to Africa with the main reason being the scare that the deadly virus has elicited around the world.

"We regret to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control, Ebola being the main reason, INF can't send their instructors to Africa. Therefore the international course is postponed," Anupi said in Nairobi.

The course would have drawn over 100 participants from the east African countries of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Even though the disease has been mainly confined in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization has described Kenya as a high risk area owing to its capital city of Nairobi being a major air transit hub.

So far, Kenya has shut its borders to citizens from the epicenter of the disease that has so far claimed over one thousand lives.

Kenya Airways has also cancelled all flights to and from its money-minting West African route where it operates over 70 flights weekly.

- Xinhua

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