SAA continues flights to west Africa

Johannesburg - As countries in west Africa continue to battle the outbreak of Ebola, South African Airways says it will not be cancelling flights to the region.

"We have not cancelled any flights to destinations in west Africa," spokesperson Tlali Tlali told Sapa.

The AP reported that the World Health Organisation announced on Monday that the death toll had increased from 729 to 887 deaths in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria.

The South African government has said there is no need for residents to panic over the possibility of the outbreak reaching the country.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the country remained on high alert and precautions were being taken to prevent the virus from entering the country.

Since the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease - the largest in history - the health department in conjunction with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases issued an alert to officials at the country's ports of entry.


Sitch Nkululeko N 2014-08-05 02:24:23 PM
Cause they need the money that's why!
Renegade 2014-08-05 02:24:57 PM
U clown red alert one of the only ways it can be brought into SA is by Saa u muppet
Anina Naude 2014-08-05 02:26:20 PM
Anina Naude 2014-08-05 02:26:22 PM
Da Maffuccin Boss 2014-08-05 02:35:09 PM
they ll fly it in and it will spiral out of control just like HIV.
Arleen Shotland 2014-08-05 02:35:37 PM
They should cancel flights. That's all we need in our country!?
Stefan de Beer 2014-08-05 02:36:33 PM
Mabina Maledu 2014-08-05 02:37:58 PM
how ignorant.!!
Alta Steyn 2014-08-05 02:40:42 PM
What's new? Trust SA Government to do just the opposite as what they should do. They are always putting their people in danger and making us suffer. Being it with crime, escalating food prices, etolling, you name it . . . They will, as sure as the skye is blue, put us the people of SA, at risk. Stupid is as stupid gets.
Melissa May Nel 2014-08-05 02:41:25 PM
very stupid 887 deaths so far, its going to reach SA if we dont cancel flights.