President Barack Obama Wednesday said he is "cautiously optimistic" about the Ebola situation in the US, as his government announced a new programme that will actively monitor for 21 days every person coming from West African nations hit by the deadly virus.
Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and case management, the health ministry said Wednesday.
A mid-day curfew was imposed in the city of Kono in eastern Sierra Leone after two people were killed in a conflict between local residents and an Ebola team which tried to take a suspected patient for testing, media reported.
Despite being declared polio-free by the World Health Organization (WHO), India has not let its guard down and is screening passengers from neighbouring countries where the disease is still endemic, officials said Wednesday.
Togolese Prime Minister Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu has asserted that his country is free from Ebola disease, saying that all preventive measures have been taken on borders, airports and harbours to detect the virus.
The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
Germany Wednesday said it would provide over five million euros ($6 million) in additional funds to promote Ebola research.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said all patients will be entitled to receive free treatment, free diagnostics and free surgery in all government hospitals and health centres across the state.
The US is ready to cooperate with Cuba in the international fight against Ebola in West Africa, a spokesperson for the US State Department confirmed to Spanish news agency Efe.