Australia instigates ban on travel from West Africa

Story highlightsAustralia implements freeze on visas from West African countries affected by EbolaMove criticized by parliamentary opposition PM Abbott defends decision, saying the country has been active in fight against deadly diseaseIn the fight against Ebola, Australia has said: No thanks.

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison announced "strong controls" on arrivals from West African countries affected by cases of the deadly disease.

Telling Australia's parliament during a question time session Monday that his ministry was currently "not processing any application from these (Ebola) affected countries," he said that the government was also suspending its humanitarian program