29 Ebola infected patients flee facility

Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit West Africa. That’s as the Western countries scramble to stop the deadly virus from spreading to the region’s neighbours.
Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit West Africa. That’s as the Western countries scramble to stop the deadly virus from spreading to the region’s neighbours. Photo: eNCA/Robyn Kriel

Editor's note: Read the update to this story.

MONROVIA - Armed men attacked an Ebola isolation ward in the Liberian capital Monrovia overnight, prompting 29 patients to flee the facility, witnesses said Sunday.

"They broke down the doors and looted the place. The patients all fled," said Rebecca Wesseh, who witnessed the attack and whose report was confirmed by residents and the head of Health Workers Association of Liberian, George Williams.

More to follow on this developing story.

Meanwhile, Kenya is the latest country to ban travellers from West Africa, due to the Ebola outbreak.

Kenyan Health Minister James Macharia said visitors from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone would not be allowed into the country. Watch more on this story in the gallery.

AFP

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