Ebola Scare: FG May Sanction Kenya Airways
There are strong reasons and obvious indications that the Federal Government may sanction the Kenyan Airways for flying corpse of a passenger from Ebola ravaged country Democratic Republic of Congo to Nigeria.
Lagos State Commissioner for health, Dr. Jide Idris said this at joint news conference with the Federal Ministry of Health, adding that the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has been mandated to reprimand the airways.
This is coming just as the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole confirmed that the remains flown to the country did not have Ebola Virus.
He said, “But for its failure to notify the Ministry of Health on its plan to import corpse to the country, the Airline in question will have to be sanctioned,” Adewole said.
Speaking at the news conference, Idris said that sample was collected from the remains for laboratory test and was found out that it did not have Ebola Virus.
The commissioner, however called on Nigerians, especially Lagos residents to be vigilant as he reeled out the symptoms of Ebola.
He urged residents to call on the appropriate authorities whenever they observe such symptoms, which include fever, high body temperature and haemorrhage.
“The government has provided adequate facilities across the state, where residents can visit to check their medical status,” the commissioner said.
About three years ago, the country was hit with Ebola disease that led to the death of about four people including a medical doctor of a private hospital, Dr. Adadevoh.
A Liberian businessman brought the virus to Nigeria.