South Africa and Kenya delink themselves from Ebola-Hit Nations

South Africa and Kenya delink themselves from Ebola-Hit Nations

Sources have reported that Ebola has severely affected the economy of the countries like Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Reports also showed that three West African nations have already reached at the bottom of global economic and social indicators.

It has been found that prices of the stable goods in these countries have increased whereas supply of food in these countries has declined, said sources.

Neighboring countries of the Ebola-hit nations are imposing concentric circles of quarantines and are slowly cutting off their neighborhoods with them.

International medical authorities on the other hand have warned these nations to stop these kinds of practices as it can even worsen the present situation in the affected nations.

Some African countries have taken some really harsh steps. They have even cancelled various airlines that were flying to the affected countries; also, border posts have been closed down and entry of individuals who are coming from the affected countries is restricted.

South Africa and Kenya are amongst the nations that have restricted entry of individuals coming from the affected nations.

The World Health Organization's Regional Director for Africa, Luis Gomes Sambo, said isolating and stigmatizing the affected countries will only worsen the condition.

Amara Konneh, Liberia's Finance Minister, said, "After decade of conflict we were set to restore the economy to its prewar status. This outbreak is dealing serious blow to all of our efforts. This is the biggest crisis we have faced since the end of our civil war".

On the other hand, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization's regional representative for Africa, Bukar Tijani on Tuesday said trade and transportation of goods has been severely restricted, which has affected the main harvest of the country. He said that with all these obstacles food storage and availability is at risk and the situation will intensify in the coming weeks and months.


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