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Emirates halts flights to Guinea over Ebola

03 August 2014, 15:51

Dubai - The Emirates airline says it is halting flights to the West African nation of Guinea because of concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus there.

The area's largest carrier said on Sunday that flights to the Guinean capital of Conakry were suspended until further notice.

Guinea, along with neighbouring Liberia and Sierra Leone, is struggling to contain an outbreak of the disease that has affected more than 1 300 people and killed more than 700 since March.

Emirates' rapid growth has turned its Dubai base into one of the world's busiest air hubs, funnelling travellers around the globe.

The airline says it will continue flying to the West African nation of Senegal, which borders Guinea.

- AP


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