Sick move: Australia shuts borders to ‘Ebola-affected’ African countries
Australia is the first country to temporarily close its borders to people traveling from West African states battling against the Ebola epidemic. The move comes despite the fact the Ebola-free country has not sent aid workers to any afflicted regions.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told parliament on Monday, Australia has issued a blanket visa ban for those traveling from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.
“This means we are not processing any applications from these affected countries,” Morrison said.
He added that all non-permanent or temporary visa requests from… (read more)