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Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules NEW YORK: New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of Ebola in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city.The new measures were ordered by state governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie the day after an American doctor tested positive for Ebola one week after returning from working in hard-hit Guinea.Craig Spencer, 33, was in stable condition in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center on Friday as he underwent treatment for the illness, which has killed nearly 4,900 people -- most of them in West Africa.The New York case revived fears about the possible spread of the virus in US cities, but a glimmer of hope came with the news that two Texas nurses infected while treating a Liberian man are now free of the virus.In Manhattan, Cuomo and Christie announced additional screening protocols at JFK and Newark international ...

Partial solar eclipse sweeps across North America WASHINGTON: A partial solar eclipse swept across much of North America on Thursday, triggering floods of blurry pictures of a crescent-shaped sun on Twitter and other social media. The best views were on the west coast including California, where the moon blanked out nearly half of the solar disc in cloudless mid-afternoon skies. The partial eclipse, which was even bigger farther north in San Francisco and Seattle, turned the "sun into hugelargeous croissant," tweeted @ProBirdRights, ...
Potential Ebola patient in New York had contact with few NEW YORK: The doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital had direct contact with very few people, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday."Our understanding is that very few people were in direct contact with him," the mayor said of the patient at Bellevue Hospital, identified as Dr. Craig Spencer of Harlem.Copyright Reuters, 2014 ...
NY doctor being tested for Ebola has not been working at hospital NEW YORK: The doctor being tested in New York for Ebola has not been back to his hospital job or seen patients since returning from West Africa, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center said on Thursday.Dr. Craig Spencer was described as a "committed and responsible physician who always puts his patients first" in a statement released by the hospital in upper Manhattan.Spencer, 33, who was in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders, was being tested ...
Suspect arrested after jumping White House fence WASHINGTON: A suspect who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the elite agency said."At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House," the spokesman said. "The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers."The fence climber was identified ...
Lone gunman kills Canadian soldier in Ottawa attack OTTAWA: A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament Wednesday before the assembly's sergeant-at-arms shot him dead.The attack -- the second this week targeting Canadian military personnel -- came as Canadian jets were to join the US-led bombing campaign against militants in Iraq.Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged not to waver, saying Canada would bolster its efforts to combat "terrorist" groups abroad."Canada will never be ...
US to funnel travellers from Ebola-hit region through 5 airports NEW YORK: The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travellers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus.Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the US Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of ...

 



 
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