From Paul Ibe

Ebonyi state government has banned the conveying of corpses without death Certificates.

The state commissioner for Health, Dr. Sunday Nwangele, gave the order in Abakaliki, the state capital.

He said the state government has put in place a lot of precautionary measures to guide against the outbreak of the deadly disease which has continued to ravage some African nations.

The Commissioner explained that the request for truly death Certificates for Corpses entering the state is to further guide against the outbreak since it is contagious.

Dr. Nwangle however, directed anybody or group of people bringing corpses to the state to register with the nearest Health Centers before going to their destinations.

He said the state Government has set up rapid response Committee on the disease to urgently attend to any victims noted in any part of the state.

After the introduction of Ebola Virus into Nigerian by Liberian Patrick Sawyer in July, Nigeria successfully managed and limited the spread to two states, Lagos and Rivers.

Whereas about three thousand people had died of the disease in the West African sub region, only eight are Nigerians.

The commissioner also appealed to residents of the state to complement government effort by maintaining a clean environment, wash hands regularly and avoid eating bush meats among others.


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