Ebola Outbreak

July 31, 2014

Ebola: Quarantine Jim Iyke, social media critics cry

Ebola: Quarantine Jim Iyke, social media critics cry


Following an earlier report on how Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke fled Liberia’s capital city, Monrovia over the spread of Ebola virus disease, (See : Jim Iyke flees Liberia) critics, via the social media have called on the health authorities to quarantine the actor whenever he returns to Nigeria.


Jim who was in Liberia for business, hurriedly left the country following the worsening Ebola virus disease crisis in the country that has led to closure of schools and non-essential government workers have been asked to stay home for 30days.

A social media commentator, Maxwell Eze writes on Vanguard Facebook  page that, “they should please quarantine Jim.” Bimbo Odususi, in his comment, begs that Lagos State Health officials should isolate and place him under serious observation.

“Life has no duplicate…. better run like Ben Johnson, but then go for check up as soon as you arrive Nigeria or your next destination… expect thorough screening”, another commentator named, Lixxymore tells Jim.

Speaking on the deadly disease, one commentator with the handle ND asked” why are all these ‘odds’ always associated with Africa First?”

According to UN figures , death from Ebola disease have reached 672 in West Africa. Nigeria recorded its first death last week when Liberian Patrick Sawyer died of the disease in a Lagos hospital.