Thousands of tourists are taking to the streets of Britain’s biggest cities after fears about Ebola swept through the country.
The government has warned people against travelling to countries with high levels of Ebola infection, saying the virus is “not an imminent threat to public health” and has not spread beyond Guinea.
It said the UK’s “very limited data” shows the virus has “a very low risk to UK national security”.
But a series of cases of Ebola have been reported in the UK since March, raising fears that the disease may return to the UK.
“We’re seeing the virus return to countries like the US and Germany where people are already experiencing significant health problems,” Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday.
The outbreak is the biggest since the US-led fight against the virus, which was brought under control in 2014.
The UK has had 1,931 Ebola cases and 2,569 deaths, with more than 1,000 deaths reported, according to data compiled by the WHO.
The US, where more than 3,300 Americans have been diagnosed with the disease, has seen an increase in cases and fatalities, with 2,822 people infected.