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Sunday, 02 November 2014 - 11:21
Ebola-hit Sierra Leone hits out at Canada over visa block
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Sierra Leone accused Canada of discrimination yesterday over its decision to suspend visa applications for residents of Ebola-hit nations.

Immigration Canada announced on Friday that it would not process applications from individuals who had been in an Ebola-affected nation within the previous three months.

Sierra Leone's deputy information minister said they view the decision as discriminatory as it comes at a time when they are trying to ease the isolation, and not re-enforce it.

However Canada's immigration minister Chris Alexander had described the move as a precautionary measure building on actions "taken to protect the health and safety of Canadians at home".
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