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Ebola: A’Ibom increases screening centres, checks movement of corpses

BY Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

AKWA IBOM State Government has said that it planned to extend the ongoing screening of people at the Airport and other areas to major motor parks across the state as part of measures to detect any possible case of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease, EVD.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ememabasi Bassey who made this known yesterday while addressing newsmen in his office said the state government would no longer allow movement of corpses into the state without a waiver from the Federal Ministry of Health. Such corpses must have been screened before waivers are granted.

He said, “The state Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Ministry of Transport has already met with cross section of members of National Association of Road Transport Workers and their Executives to inform them about the screening. This is because they are at the fore front when it comes to moving people across the borders of the state.”


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