Sierra Leone says Australia Ebola visa ban wrong, discriminatory

October 28, 2014 4:12 PM

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FREETOWN Oct 28 (Reuters) - Sierra Leone on Tuesday branded a visa ban imposed by Australia on Ebola-hit nations in West Africa counterproductive and discriminatory against 24 million people living in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

Alpha Kanu, Sierra Leone's information minister, said on Tuesday that Australia's move was "too draconian". He said that measures at Sierra Leone's Freetown airport had successfully prevented anyone flying out of the country with Ebola.

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