Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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South Africa bans travel from Ebola-hit countries

South Africa has closed its borders to all non-citizens travelling from countries hit by Ebola, the government has announced.

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said non-South Africans will be denied entry to those travelling from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

South African citizens will be able to enter the country, but will have to go through a stringent screening programme.

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