UK should resume flights to Ebola-hit nations: parliamentary watchdog

February 11, 2015 1:20 PM

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UK should resume flights to Ebola-hit nations: parliamentary watchdog

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain's decision to stop direct flights to Ebola-hit countries had "no scientific justification", probably increased the cost of dealing with the outbreak and should be reversed, a parliamentary watchdog said on Wednesday.

Several airlines including British Airways and Emirates stopped flights last year to countries in West Africa affected by the worst outbreak of Ebola since the deadly virus was identified in 1976.

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