Jamaica lifts year-old ban on people entering the island from countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus
The Jamaican Government has lifted the ban it introduced more than a year ago on people entering the island from countries affected by the deadly Ebola virus.
The Ministry of National Security made the announcement yesterday, saying the decision recently taken by Cabinet followed recent indications from the World Health Organization (WHO), about the reduction of cases worldwide, especially in countries that were directly affected by the virus.
In October 2014, the government instituted the ban on people ordinarily resident in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as persons who had travelled to or transited through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, within 28 days of having departed from these countries.
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