The Panamanian Government had declared that Sierra Leon, Liberia and Guinea travellers will be banned from going into Panama. The three countries worst-hit by Ebola will remain until the WHO clears the Ebola threat.
The Dominican Republic on Tuesday had also banned entry to foreigners who had visited Ebola-affected countries in the last month. Colombia, Jamaica and St. Lucia had also banned travellers from such countries.
Ebola had killed more than 4,877 people and had infected around 9,936 in Africa according to a WHO statement. Liberia was majorly hit with 4,665 cases and 2,705 deaths.
In the United States, African travellers will be led to one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Anybody travelling from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea would go through temperature checks. The US had also placed measures for those travelling by air or land to screen any traveller coming from the infected countries within 21 days.
Meanwhile, the Canadian Drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation had announced it has begun manufacturing a drug that could combat Ebola. It had announced the drug’s availability by December, but did not specify the amount it would be creating. GlaxoSmithKline and NewLink Genetics are making clinical tests to create a drug to fight against the virus.