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India to screen, track passengers from Ebola-affected region

New Delhi: India today announced a grant of USD 50,000 each to some Ebola-affected countries, including Liberia, apart from putting in place various steps in the light of the outbreak of the virus in West
PTI August 06, 2014 21:07 IST
PTI
New Delhi: India today announced a grant of USD 50,000 each to some Ebola-affected countries, including Liberia, apart from putting in place various steps in the light of the outbreak of the virus in West African countries, including screening and tracking of passengers coming or transiting from there.

The government has also asked its nationals to defer non essential travel to that region.

While External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj approved grant of USD 50,000 to Republic of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone for purchase of medicines in fight against Ebola, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed Parliament that there are close to 45,000 Indians in the affected countries.

He also said if the situation worsens in these countries, there could be possibility of Indians staying there traveling back.