Via Reuters: End "panic" measures undermining fight against Ebola - Ghana. Excerpt:
Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama on Monday called for the easing of restrictions on West African nations fighting Ebola, saying "panic" measures had led to isolation and undermined the battle against the disease.
Airlines have halted many flights into and around West Africa, where governments have closed some borders and imposed travel restrictions in a bid to fight an Ebola outbreak that has killed over 2,400 people.
Experts have warned such moves are counter-productive as economies are crippled by the lack of trade and it becomes harder to move aid workers and supplies to fight the virus around the region.
"Now that we have a clearer understanding of the disease and how it spreads and all of the ramifications, we should not in panic take measures that will isolate the countries that are affected by this outbreak," Mahama said while in Liberia, on the first leg of a tour of Ebola-affected countries.
"Doing that will make it more difficult for the disease to be brought under control," he added. "As long as all of us are instituting proper screening mechanism, we can allow normal economic activities."