British Airways has suspended flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone after the outbreak in West Africa of the Ebola epidemic. Flights to these countries will not be made until December 31st of the current year, reports Agence France-Presse.
"The safety of passengers, crew and ground staff has always been our priority. The coming weeks we will continue to monitor the situation," - said in a statement the airline. Previously the British carrier has announced the termination of flights until September.
In addition British Airways flights to the country, where there were cases of the disease a dangerous virus, overturned several airline companies, such as Emirates, ASKY and Korean Air.
The world health organization (who) on Tuesday, August 26, withdrew its personnel from laboratories in the Eastern part of Sierra Leone. This decision was taken after one of the employees had contracted Ebola. "This is a temporary measure necessary to ensure the safety of our employees," quotes Reuters press Secretary of the organization Christy Feig.
The Ebola outbreak began in February of this year in Guinea, later, the virus has spread to neighboring Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. on 25 August it became known that a dangerous disease reached the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where it has killed at least two people
According to the latest data of the world health organization, the virus has already claimed the lives of 1427 people registered more than 2,600 cases.