Germany urges citizens to leave Ebola-hit nations

The Extinction Protocol

August 2014AFRICA – The German government has urged nationals to leave three countries in West Africa affected by the Ebola virus. The outbreak has now killed more than 1000 people, including a second prominent physician in Sierra Leone. Following a meeting of a crisis unit working to stem the ongoing Ebola outbreak, Germany on Wednesday updated its travel warnings for the hardest-hit regions.  “It was decided that all German nationals who are in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are called upon to leave due to the still-critical situation,” foreign ministry spokesman Martin Schäfer told reporters, adding that German medical personnel needed on the ground were “explicitly exempt.” German embassies and consulates in the three countries would remain open, Schäfer also said. The latest outbreak of Ebola is the worst since the deadly and highly contagious virus was discovered in the 1970s. More than 1,000 people have died from…

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