Equatorial Guinea suspends national airline’s flights to Cameroon
(Business in Cameroon) – In an August 30, 2014 release, the Managing Director of the Equatoguinean airline, Ceiba International, Siméon Esono Alogo Nchama, announced the suspension of Malabo-Douala-Malabo and Bata-Douala-Bata flights “until further notice”.
According to Equatoguinean authorities, this additional measure, which comes after the suspension of air travel between their country and most countries of West Africa in an effort to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic.
Indeed, although no cases have been suspected or declared in Cameroon, its neighbour Nigeria has already confirmed 18 cases of the haemorrhagic disease which has officially killed seven people in that country, five in Lagos and two in Port Harcourt.
From the official confirmation of the first Ebola case in Nigeria, Cameroonian authorities had also announced the closure of the 1,500 km border that separates the two countries.