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Jindal Orders Travel Restrictions To Block Ebola Virus

Governor Bobby Jindal is ordering every part of state government under his control to start reporting any travel to countries where people might catch the Ebola virus.

He is also ordering restrictions or advisories on those travelers' use of commercial transportation — as well as going to gathering places such as restaurants, grocery stores and theaters — for 21 days after their return.

Jindal's executive order issued yesterday covers public college and university students, faculty and staff as well as all executive branch employees.

He blasted the federal government, saying it hasn't set up national precautions to keep the virus out of the country.

Jindal says state departments must have policies and reporting mechanisms ready within five business days.

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