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Another group of South African health workers, comprising nurses and paramedics, are flying to Sierra Leone, where they will join other agencies in combating the Ebola outbreak and treating people infected with the virus.
South African Airways will continue to operate in West Africa despite the Ebola outbreak, in line with World Health Organisation recommendations, while stepping up measures to protect its passengers, crew and ground staff, the airline said on Wednesday.
South Africa would not turn away Zimbabweans who crossed the border seeking treatment following an outbreak of cholera in both countries, Health Minister Barbara Hogan said this week, detailing South Africa's response to the outbreak.
South Africa's Department of Health will hold discussions next week on ways of dealing with the possibility of an outbreak of a new, deadly strain of influenza.