The world's most pointless Ebola precaution? North Korea (that globally popular destination) says it will quarantine ALL foreign travelers for 21 days over fears of outbreak.
North Korea announced that it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.
North Korea is always on guard against outside influences, but now that it perceives the deadly disease to be a threat, its anxiety has reached a new level. It has banned tourists, put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders.
Case in point: when a high-level delegation from Japan arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.
China is at serious risk from Ebola outbreak, says scientist who discovered the disease, because of their poor hospital standards
- Suggesting if China get the outbreak in their country - they aren't prepared to handle it at all..
SARS, broke out in southern China in 2002. SARS infected about 8,000 people worldwide, killing nearly 800.
The current Ebola outbreak has killed around 5,000 people and infected around 10,000, mostly in the West African nations of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization says.