UAE warns citizens of travel to Tanzania, Equatorial Guinea

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Sat, 2023-04-01 22:43

LONDON: The UAE on Saturday advised its citizens against traveling to Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea, in light of the spread of a severe hemorrhagic fever virus that affects humans.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation said the decision came out its concern for the safety of Emirati citizens.

Nine people have died, while one patient has recovered since the beginning of the epidemic of what is known as the Marburg virus. 

Equatorial Guinea’s health ministry said on Twitter on Wednesday, adding that 825 contacts have since been traced.

The UAE on Saturday advised its citizens against traveling to Tanzania and Equatorial Guinea, in light of the spread of the Marburg virus. (Reuters)
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