Jamaican reggae singer Luciano has cancelled plans to travel to Africa for his upcoming tour, following warnings by Health Minister Dr. Fenton Ferguson that entertainers should avoid travel to Ebola-affected countries of West Africa.
It has been reported that the entertainer was led to change his plans due to his own research on the highly contagious and deadly Ebola disease.
“I have been appealing to persons including entertainers to avoid non-essential travel to the Ebola affected countries in West Africa. If they still decide to go, our actions may have to include quarantining persons,” Ferguson said in a release Saturday.
Luciano was expected to leave the island on Saturday for performances in Malawi, South Africa, Ghana and Zimbabwe.
More than 5,800 people have been infected with Ebola and more than 2,800 have died from it since the virus first broke out in Guinea in December.