The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has taken preventive measures at airports to stop Ebola from entering the country following a fresh outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
NIS spokesperson, Sunday James disclosed this while speaking with BBC.
DAILY POST reports that the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, which raged in some African countries, including Nigeria in 2014, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, killing 17 people.
James speaking on NIS preventive measures against the new development said immigration officials had been instructed to tighten vigilance at airports across the country and make more use of thermometers to screen passengers.
“We are sending a signal to all entry points in the country. The intention is to ensure that any suspected case can be promptly handed over to health officials at the airports.
“This is a matter which everybody must be concerned about. All hands must be on deck,” he said.
It would be recalled that during the 2014 outbreak in West Africa, eight people died in Nigeria, including Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevo, who first attended to Mr Sawyer and helped to ensure a more devastating outbreak was avoided in Nigeria.