Hospedales Against Ban

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The Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency, CARPHA, Dr. James Hospedales, says he does not support the decision of those regional states which have imposed travel bans on visitors from Ebola-affected countries.

Jamaica, St. Lucia, Guyana, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago, have banned all visitors from Liberia, Sierre Leone and Guinea.

T-and-T has also banned visitors from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria.

But Dr. Hospedales, says its the wrong move.

The CARPHA boss says regional governments should screen visitors for symptoms of infectious disease.

However, he says banning visitors could result in many people with other medical issues being denied care.

Dr. Hospedales says travel bans could end up having a ripple effect.

Executive Director of CARPHA, Dr. James Hospedales.

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