Korean Air suspends flights to Kenya over Ebola worries

As Korea Air suspends flights to Kenya because of Ebola, Nigeria raises death toll to 11 due to the widespread of the disease

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South Korean’s flagship airlines will suspend flights to and from Nairobi from Aug. 20 to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, Reuters reported.

Korean Air said it had been operating three return flights from Incheon, South Korea, to the capital of Kenya a week.

The carrier flies to Nairobi, which is its only destination in Africa, three times a week. It did not say when it would resume its service.

Korean Air said the suspension of flights would help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus.

In a related story, the number of confirmed Ebola cases in Nigeria has risen to 11, the Associated Press reported the country’s Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu as saying on Thursday.

The figure includes three deaths and eight people who are being treated at a special isolation unit set up in Lagos, a megacity of more than 20 million people, the minister told reporters.

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