Tech/June 19, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/151 views /TechTechnology Disregard Rumour Of New Ebola Case, FG Tells Nigeriansshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelHealth workers on duty in Mangina (image courtesy AFP) The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to disregard rumour of a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease in the country. The government noted that effort had been heightened at the various ports of entry into the country to ensure that sick people making coming into Nigeria were properly screened. Advertise With Us In a statement signed by the Director, Media and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Health, Boade Akinola, the Permanent Secretary at the ministry, Abdullaziz Abdullahi, stated that in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines, a recent risk assessment conducted by the Nigeria Ebola Preparedness team indicated that the overall risk of importation of Ebola virus to Nigeria from Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda was low. ALSO READ Fayose Berates Obasanjo For Not Honouring Abiola, Commends BuhariHe also described as false, an alleged message circulating in the social media purporting a positive case of Ebola Virus Disease in the country. The Permanent Secretary also called on members of the public to discourage the circulation of any unverified information, which he said, could cause harm to innocent people and unnecessary panic among the citizens. Abdullahi said, “FG (has) assured (citizens) that since the reports of outbreak of EVD in the Democratic Republic of Congo, heightened surveillance had been on-going at the various points of entry by officials of the Port Health Services division of the ministry to prevent importation into Nigeria. To this effect, every sick passenger has been properly screened and I can say categorically that none of the patients screened has tested positive for Ebola or any deadly disease. ALSO READ NYSC News: DG Sounds Note Of Warning To Corps Members, Threatens Sanctions“In line with WHO’s guidelines, a recent preliminary risk assessment conducted by the Nigeria Ebola Preparedness team, coordinated by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control indicated that the overall risk of importation of EVD to Nigeria from Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda is low, but we are not resting on our oars in view of trading activities of Nigerians. ALSO READ Emefiele Resumes Second Term As CBN Governor“The Nigerian government remain fully committed while working closely with the WHO, state ministries of health, partners and all other stakeholders, to protect the health of all Nigerians. However, necessary protocols are being followed in line with international Health Regulations.” Concise News reports that Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda have witnessed a resurgence of the virus in their countries lately, with Ugandan Ministry of Health announcing on June 11, 2019 the first cross-border cases in the current outbreak. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:TechTechnology share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleEdo Speaker gives illegal occupants 24 hours to vacate quarters – Daily Post Nigerianext articleEnd attacks on Taraba communities now, Buhari orders security forces – Premium Times NigeriaRelated Posts446 shares Tech/July 16, 2019 /No Comment Oyo: Atiku Reacts To Gov. Makinde’s Asset Declaration457 shares Tech/July 16, 2019 /No Comment Senate To Confirm Tanko Mohammad As CJNSenate Proposes National Summit To Tackle InsecurityAFCON 2019: Cameroon Sports Minister Wants Seedorf SackedBuhari Describes Critics Of Isolated Cases Of Insecurity As UnpatrioticWatch Davido Do Soapy Dance [Video] |Nigerian news|Insecurity: We Can’t Continue With Old Method, GEJ Says As He Visits FasorantiHow CAF President Paid Self For Same Days In Different CountriesTransfer News: Barça Give €40M Plus Coutinho, Dembélé For NeymarMinimum Wage: NLC Speaks On Issuance Of Strike Notice Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.