He said the courier firm declined to dispatch Sawyer’s blood and urine samples, adding however that WHO has accepted the result.
A total of 100 personal protective equipment were procured by the federal government and distributed to the private hospital and the state government. The WHO also donated 250 PPEs to the federal government.
Worried by the deadliness of the virus, the Ambassador of Liberia to Nigeria, Dr. Al-Hassan Conteh, has called on all countries in the West African sub-region to collaborate to combat the spread of the Ebola virus as it poses a major threat.
The envoy spoke in the wake of the announcement by Arik Air of the suspension of all its flights to Monrovia (Liberia) and Freetown (Sierra Leone), with immediate effect.
At the entry points which remain open, preventive and testing centres are being established to inspect and screen all outgoing and incoming passengers as part of a new travel policy of the Liberia Airport Authority.
“And as we have also begun to see, it attacks our way of life, with serious economic and social consequences. As such, we are compelled to bring the totality of our national resolve to fight this scourge,” she said in a special statement.
“Government vehicles will be commandeered, as appropriate, to provide needed logistics support to the health delivery system. All government facilities and public places are to install and provide public access for washing of hands and other sanitisation services,” she added.
FAAN Reassures Passengers
Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, yesterday assured air travellers and residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of their safety.
“We are constantly reviewing our security strategies to make sure that there is safety at the airport.