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South African woman quarantined in Kenya commits suicide

A South African woman has committed suicide at the Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) in Nakuru, where she was under mandatory 14-day quarantine to ensure she was cleared of Covid-19, the Daily Nation reported. According to the publication, the body of the 27-year-old was found hanging from the rooftop of[…]

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Spain quarantines four people in Ebola scare

Spain has quarantined a total of four people in an attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola after a nurse became the first confirmed case of infection outside West Africa. The 40-year-old nurse, her husband, another health worker and a Spaniard who travelled to Nigeria are in isolation in hospital,[…]

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Four quarantined in US over Ebola fears

Four people close to the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US have been quarantined in a Dallas apartment as health officials widen their search for people who had direct or indirect contact with him. US health officials said on Thursday that 12 to 18 people had direct contact[…]

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Sierra Leone quarantines over one million

Sierra Leone has ordered the indefinite quarantine “with immediate effect” of three districts and 12 tribal chiefdoms – a move that will affect more than one million people. President Ernest Bai Koroma, in a national televised address on Wednesday, announced that the northern districts of Port Loko and Bombali were[…]

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Liberia’s ebola clampdown turns violent

Violence erupted in an Ebola quarantine zone in Liberia’s capital Wednesday when soldiers opened fire and used tear gas on crowds as they evacuated a state official and her family. Four residents were injured in the clashes that flared in Monrovia’s West Point slum which has been contained as part[…]

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Liberia puts third province under quarantined

The Liberian army has put a third province under quarantine to check the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced Monday. “Lofa county in the north has been quarantined by the army,” Sirleaf said after similar measures were taken in the provinces of Boma and Grand[…]

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