Sudan prohibits media coverage about Ebola transmission to the country

A security agent at the entrance of the port of Monrovia on August 29, 2014. The government of Sudan has banned media from reporting about spread of Ebola virus as it denies reports of suspected cases in El Geneina, West Darfur. AFP PHOTO | DOMINIQUE FAGET |

What you need to know:

  • The Minister of Health Affairs for the Darfur Regional Authority, Firdos Abdel Rahman Yousif, denied reports of the deadly disease in El Geneina, capital of West Darfur state.
  • The Sudanese health authorities, however, announced measures to combat the spread of the Ebola virus across the states of Darfur, and formed committees in order to cope with the disease.

The government of Sudan has banned media from reporting about spread of Ebola virus as it denies reports of suspected cases in El Geneina, West Darfur.

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