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WHO asks Canada to justify restricting travel from Ebola zone
WHO asks Canada to justify restricting travel from Ebola zone

The World Health Organization is asking Canada to justify its decision to restrict travel from the West African nations hardest hit by Ebola. The Canadian government announced Friday that it would no longer issue travel visas or process permanent residency applications for people from the countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission." The move puts Canada at odds with the World Health Organization, which has repeatedly urged countries not to prohibit travel to and from Ebola-affected countries, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. WHO officials argue that such measures are counterproductive because they complicate efforts to deploy relief workers...

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