Updated on 1 August 2014
According to the recent WHO statistics, 729 people have fallen prey to the blood borne virus
Singapore: The panic button has been hit as a leading medical charity treating Ebola patients in Africa, announced that the ‘epidemic in the country was out of control.'
Asian countries have been put on high alert and many flights plying to the affected African regions have been suspended.
At South Korea's Incheon International airport, a major hub for air travel in Asia, quarantine inspections of arriving passengers are being enhanced. Authorities have said that all passengers would have to pass through infrared cameras to detect fevers.
Hong Kong authorities have made arrangements for 59 isolation wards to treat suspected Ebola cases.
Singapore's Changi airport and Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport, considered the busiest airports in the world, have arranged screening counters for patients.
Sierra Leone's president has declared a public health emergency over the outbreak after 233 people died there. According to the recent WHO statistics, 729 people have fallen prey to the blood borne virus.