Via The Independent: Ebola outbreak: BA cancels West Africa services as Nigeria reports new cases. Excerpt:
British Airways has suspended some of its routes to West Africa as the deadly Ebola virus continued to spread.
Eight suspected cases have now been reported in the Nigerian capital of Lagos involving people who came into contact with the country's first victim, Patrick Sawyer.
On Sunday Emirates became the first major international airline to suspend its services to the region over fears of the disease outbreak, which has now claimed almost 900 lives.
And today BA followed in its footsteps. The airline normally operates a four-times-a-week service from Heathrow to Freetown in Sierra Leone, with a connection on to Monrovia in Liberia.
A spokesperson said: “We have temporarily suspended our flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until August 31 2014 due to the deteriorating public health situation in both countries.
“The safety of our customers, crew and ground teams is always our top priority and we will keep the routes under constant review in the coming weeks.”