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Australian Ebola Coordinator Questions Nation’s Visa Ban; Beijing Recommends Home Quarantine For Returned Ebola Workers

Reuters reports on Australian and Chinese efforts to reduce the risk of Ebola entering their borders.

Reuters: Australian Ebola ‘tsar’ questions government’s West Africa visa ban
“Australia’s newly appointed Ebola tsar challenged the government’s blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the deadly virus, saying the controversial measure was not supported by medical evidence…” (Siegel, 10/29).

Reuters: Beijing recommends home quarantine for people coming from Ebola regions
“China’s capital will suggest to people returning from regions affected by Ebola to quarantine themselves at home for 21 days, and to undergo twice daily temperature checks if they have had contact with patients, state media said on Wednesday…” (Blanchard, 10/29).