Thursday, November 20, 2014

The effects is more than a disease

Nearly half of all Liberians who were employed when the Ebola outbreak began are no longer working, a survey by the World Bank hasfound. It said many workers have been told to stay at home or have lost their jobs, while markets have been forced to shut. Those living areas of Liberia that have not been hit by Ebola "are suffering the economic side effects of this terrible disease".

Ebola outbreak was expected to cost the region about $3-4bn (£1.9-2.5bn). The World Bank said its survey found that 70% of respondents said they do not have enough money to afford food.

Ebola had ravaged the tourist industry across Africa. A survey showed that travel bookings were down by as much as 70%, even for destinations far away from the affected areas.

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