Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ghana Bans Flights From Nigeria Over Ebola Scare
Reports reaching us have it that Ghana has banned flights from its West African neighbours - Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia over the Ebola virus scourge.
Speaking on the development, Charles Asare, Managing Director of the Ghana Airport Company, said the measure was part of a set of emergency management plans officials are rolling out to combat the spread of the virus. This is according to Sahara Reporters.
The government has also implemented strict restrictions on the movement and management of Liberian refugees in camps in the country.
Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah who was quoted as saying "Preparedness is not an event but a process" urged urged Ghanaians to bear with the government as they work to contain the virus.
There has so far been a record of only one Ebola virus death in Nigeria, Liberian Patrick Sawyer who passed away on July 25th. 2 other people who came in contact with him are reportedly being quarantined.
Meanwhile last Thursday, there was some confusion over a mysterious corpse from Liberia which was deposited in a morgue in Anambra state even as there have been reports of a Senegalese man who has been admitted in a Lagos hospital over the Ebola virus.
The Ebola virus has so far killed over 700 people across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leonne.