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Ebola Scare In Anambra, Government Seals Hospital

A hospital has been sealed off
and its workers and patients
quarantined due to an Ebola
disease scare in Anambra
State today.
According to the Anambra
Commissioner of Health,
Josephat Akabuike, the
measure followed information
received by the government
that a man whose body was
brought back from Liberia at
the weekend, might have died
of the killer disease. He said
that information available to
the government indicated that
the body was brought back
from Liberia through Lagos
and deposited in the mortuary
at Nkwelle-Ezenaka in Oyi
Local Government of the
“Part of the briefing is to tell
you what we are doing to
make sure we don’t allow the
deadly virus to come into the
state. What actually called for
this is that we have a report
that a corpse was brought
through Lagos and the
deceased was said to have
been taken from Liberia
where of course you know
there are cases of the
The corpse was said to have
been brought to Nigeria and
deposited somewhere in
Nkwelle-Ezunaka and the
ministry was alerted and that
is why we are taking all these
The commissioner said that
Governor Willie Obiano had
already directed the Police
Command in the state to
cordon off the place until the
necessary tests were carried
out. He further said that
Federal Government had also
sent medical experts from the
Federal Ministry of Health,
Abuja, to Anambra to carry
out the test at the hospital

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