(AP) Turkey will buy more ambulance equipment and other equipment in the coming months to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak that has infected more than 10,000 people in neighboring Guinea, according to an industry official and a government official.
Ebola has claimed more than 3,000 lives in Guinea.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Binali Yildirim announced the plans Monday during a visit to the United States.
It was not immediately clear how much the purchase would cost.
The new equipment and equipment will be required to transport patients and personnel to remote medical facilities and the Ebola treatment centers, according the government official and the official said.
Efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola have intensified since last month, when the country’s civil war in neighboring Liberia erupted, leaving nearly 5,000 dead and 2,500 more infected.
President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has said he will seek U.N. support for the fight against the virus.
The plan comes a day after President Donald Trump announced a ban on travel to the U.S. by citizens from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.