Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola

first_img 47 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Ivory Coast travel ban over Ebola by: – August 11, 2014center_img Share Tweet A Nigerian health official uses a thermometer on a worker at the arrivals hall of Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, 6 August 2014Health checks have been stepped up at airports across West AfricaIvory Coast has banned all passenger flights from three countries hit by Ebola in an attempt to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.It is the only country, after Saudi Arabia, to impose such a ban, amid mounting concern about the outbreak which has killed nearly 1,000 people.The ban covers Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, which are worst affected by Ebola, Ivorian officials said.It excludes Nigeria, where a tenth Ebola case has been confirmed.There is no cure for Ebola, which has infected at least 1,779 people since the outbreak was first reported in Guinea in February.Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure; patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it a global health emergency and is hosting a meeting of medical experts in Geneva to discuss the ethics of using experimental drugs on patients.The Spanish priest who was infected with Ebola in Liberia was flown home for treatmentA Roman Catholic priest, infected with Ebola in Liberia, is being treated with the experimental drug, Zmapp, in a hospital in Madrid.The drug has also been used in the US on two aid workers who are said to have shown signs of improvement.The Ivorian government said in a statement that it had forbidden all “carriers from transporting passengers” from countries grappling with the outbreak, the AFP news agency reports.The statement did not name the countries, but a health ministry official confirmed to the BBC that it covered Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – not Nigeria.Preventive measures at the international airport in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, would be stepped up and “all passengers on arrival will have to have their temperatures taken with an infrared thermometer”, the AFP news agency reports.Nigeria’s Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said a nurse was the latest person to be diagnosed with Ebola in Africa’s most populous state.She contracted the virus from Liberian government employee Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola in Nigeria last month.British Airways, Pan-African airline Asky and Nigeria’s Arik Air have suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone and Emirates Airlines has suspended flights to Guinea.Saudi Arabia’s travel ban is aimed preventing Liberians, Sierra Leoneans and Guineans from visiting Islam’s holy sites until the virus is contained.BBC Newslast_img read more

The Latest: Davison first out of Indy 500 in fiery crash

first_imgMarcus Ericsson got into some turbulent air while running near the front of the Indy 500 and slapped the outer wall in Turn 2, bringing out the second caution flag on the hot, sunny day in Indianapolis.Scott Dixon had led the first 28 laps before taking the field down pit road for the first set of stops. He was still in first after the stop with Takuma Sato, Alexander Rossi and Marco Andretti close behind.The weather could play a factor in the race. It is much warmer than it typically is during the race in May.___1:40 p.m. August 23, 2020 Associated Press The Latest: Davison first out of Indy 500 in fiery crash The countdown is on to the start of the Indy 500, which was delayed from its traditional date in May because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be run without fans for the first time in its 104 editions.New track owner Roger Penske, whose team has four cars in the field, and IndyCar executives have tried to create an entertaining prerace show for broadcaster NBC. But the build up to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” is still somewhat eerie without the 250,000-plus fans who typically show up inside the Brickyard.Driver introductions took place with the voice of the public address announcer echoing off the empty stands. There also will be no military parade or balloon release, two staples of race day. But there will be Jim Cornelison singing “Back Home Again in Indiana” and the Air Force’s famed Thunderbirds performing a flyover.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportscenter_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest from the Indianapolis 500, which was delayed from Memorial Day weekend because of COVID-19:___2 p.m. Marco Andretti has led the field to the green flag for the 104th running of the Indianapolis 500, the familiar field of 33 roaring down the canyon-like front stretch of empty seats at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.The warm-ups found Andretti following the IndyCar two-seater driven by his grandfather and 1969 winner Mario Andretti with his father and team owner Michael Andretti in the second seat. It was the first time that the three generations of the family were on the track at the Brickyard at the same time.The call to start the engines was delivered by Roger Penske, whose family purchased the speedway along with the IndyCar Series. He promised that fans would be “back home again in Indiana” in 2021.___1 p.m. James Davison has brought out the first caution flag of the Indianapolis 500 when he made contact with the wall in the opening laps and his right front tire turned into a ball of fire.Davison was able to exit the car without any problem. His car was still smoking as it was lifted onto a flatbed truck.Scott Dixon went immediately to the front when the green flag dropped, passing pole sitter Marco Andretti heading into Turn 1. Ryan Hunter-Reay also was on the move in the opening laps as Honda flexed the muscle it has shown all month.___1:30 p.m.last_img read more

Nightmare for David Luiz as Man City thump Arsenal on Premier League return [PHOTOS]

first_imgNot much has changed in the Premier League’s three-month break, which was clear as Man City cruised to a 3-0 victory over Arsenal.Kevin De Bruyne remains totally magical and David Luiz still makes mistakes far too often.It was De Bruyne who was City’s inspiration as the top-flight finally returned, slotting away a penalty in between goals from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden.But Luiz was Arsenal’s Achilles heel yet again, gifting City their first goal with a dreadful blunder before giving away the penalty for a foul on Riyad Mahrez and getting sent off in the process.However, both the performances of De Bruyne and Luiz were largely forgotten at the end of Wednesday night as City defender Eric Garcia was stretchered off with a seriously concerning injury.After Arsenal lost Granit Xhaka and Pablo Mari to injury in the first-half, Garcia received lengthy treatment and players looked on in distress after the Spaniard was knocked out cold by a sickening collision with his own goalkeeper.Ederson came charging out and, with eyes only for the ball, accidentally clattered into his defender and left him motionless on the floor. It was an upsetting end to what was a good night’s work for Manchester City, although they got some help along the way.Arsenal started brightly, but were forced into two early changes when Xhaka and Mari left the field injured.One of the men to come on was Luiz, who misjudged De Bruyne’s cross in first-half stoppage time, allowing Sterling to swoop in and grab his first goal of 2020.Then the Brazilian got his marching orders for tripping up Mahrez, who was through on goal, allowing De Bruyne to slot away the penalty.Garcia’s injury brought a lengthy halt to proceedings, but City weren’t done yet as substitute Foden got in on the act in the dying moments. Source: talkSPORTlast_img read more