Via The Local.fr: France to bring in Ebola checks 'on all transport'. Excerpt:
French president François Hollande said on Friday that measures to counter the risk of Ebola reaching France will be increased with tests to be carried out on people arriving in France on “all forms of transport”.
France is already carrying out checks at airports on passengers arriving from those countries in West Africa hit by the Ebola epidemic, but Hollande said on Friday those checks will also be introduced on “all modes of transport” to counter the risk of the disease.
“France must have control systems in place that should not simply apply to air traffic, but all modes of transport, including maritime. This is what we will put in place,” Hollande said at a press conference at the EU summit in Brussels.
Hollande also called for people not to “catastrophize" around the growing Ebola epidemic, nor fall into "inaction". “Catastrophizing will only produce panic,” he said. “Ebola needs to be treated in Africa and around the world,” he said.
France is yet to report its first case of Ebola but in recent weeks there have been several false alarms, notably when a nurse, who treated an Ebola patient fell ill in Paris.
She was admitted to hospital and isolated in a special ward, but tests later revealed she did not have the disease, that has claimed nearly 5,000 victims, mostly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.