According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Britain’s decision to stop direct flights to West African countries affected by Ebola had “no scientific justification” and probably increased the cost of dealing with the outbreak and should be reversed. Several airlines including Emirates and British Airways stopped offering flights last year to those countries affected despite the WHO saying in September that there shouldn’t be a ban on trade or travel with those affected areas. In addition, bans would make it harder for experts to reach those affected. Almost 9,000 people have died of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea out of over 22,400 known cases. British Airways has said it will keep the ban in place. The Department of Transport refused to make a comment.
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