FG Upgrades Screening at Airports in Light of Congolese Ebola Incident

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The WHO’s recent confirmation of the death of at least one in North-East Congo from Ebola has prompted the Nigerian Federal Government to upgrade its passenger screening at the two main airports into the country. Screening was first intensified at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja while plans in order to raise guard across the countries other points of entry.

In a statement on Saturday, Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole called on the Nigerian public to be increasingly vigilant while playing up the abilities of the various state governments to deal with the symptoms of Ebola. Adewole then went on to call for a wave of awareness efforts to guarantee Nigeria does not suffer the same problems 2014’s Ebola breakout presented.

While the FG has called for increased surveillance at airports, PUNCH reports that the Abuja airport pretty much offers the same practices they did prior to the Congolese incident with a confidence in the structures put in place since 2014.

Sources: PUNCH & Premium Times

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