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FG stops return of corpses from Ebola affected countries

Nasidi made the disclosure yesterday while reacting to a corpse that was brought back to the country, at almost the same time last week, when…

Nasidi made the disclosure yesterday while reacting to a corpse that was brought back to the country, at almost the same time last week, when the confirmed EVD carrier, late Patrick Sawyerr arrived Lagos from Lome.
Nasidi explained at a joint press briefing in Lagosexplained that the dead body was brought into the country by Air Gambia, adding that the federal government’s health team has dispatched another team to Anambra State, the final destination of the corpse, to see to itsproper disposal.
On claims by some individuals that they have a cure EVD, Nasidi explained that the virus has no cure for now: “Ebola is unlike HIV. It is a killer; we are recommending an indigenous method to tackle it. For now, there is no cure for it. Those who come out early with its symptoms treatment have 70percent chance of survival.”
Asked why the First Foundation Hospital, Obalende, where Sawyerr was rushed to before he died, was allowed to open for workwhile the victim’s contacts were still being monitored, Nasidi denied that the hospital was fully operational.
“The hospital is not fully operational. We followed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. That is why we didn’t put it under lock and key,” he said, adding that the hospital was properly de-contaminated after the removal of Sawyerr’s remains.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has called on the Federal Government to shut all land borders to block possible importation of the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)into the country from other parts of the West Africa sub-region.

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