Now trucking routes are being affected. Botswana has issued orders to prohibit trucks trying to leave the DRC. Zimbabwe is still open to ore trucks, but drivers and crew are receiving increased scrutiny. Copper and cobalt ores are usually trucked out of the DRC. The DRC is the fourth biggest producer of copper and the leading exporter of cobalt.
It is understandable that countries surrounding those hit with EVR are jittery. The epidemic burning in West Africa is predicted to infect 20 000 people before it is over.