Kenya has announced a ban on travellers from West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic. Kenyan Health Minister James Macharia declared Saturday that the ban targets Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the epicenters of the epidemic which has killed 1, 145 people in the region since February.
The ban comes as Kenya Airways announced it was also suspending flights to Freetown and Monrovia as a precautionary measure against the spread of the virus.
Kenya has no known case of the infection.
It comes as Namibia also announced a travel ban on people from West Africa.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian government said 12 people have tested positive for the virus.
They include four patients who died of Ebola recently.
The government said 189 people have been put under surveillance in Lagos while six are being monitored in Enugu where four isolation units have been set up.
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