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Ebola Scare: Anambra Places Indefinite Ban on External Corpses

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka

As the deadly Ebola disease presently ravages in some African countries, the Anambra State government on Friday announced indefinite ban on corpses from elsewhere to the state.

The state Governor, Dr. Willie Obiano, announced this shortly after the corpse of a native of the state who died in Liberia was deposited at the mortuary of a private hospital at Nkwelle Ezunaka, in Oyi council area of the state.

Sequel to the development, our Correspondent learnt that six patients who were on admission at the hospital have been relocated to the Umueri General Hospital in Anambra East Council of the state.

African Examiner also gathered that a team of medical experts from the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja were expected in the state with a view to investigating the cause of the man’s death.

Meanwhile, Governor Obiano, has ordered the state security agencies to ensure corpses from outside were not allowed into the state.

Obiano, who addressed scores of women at the Women Development Centre, (WDC) in Awka the state capital, stressed that only an investigation by experts could confirm the cause of the man’s death.

Meanwhile, there is palpable fear in and around the state as the news of theEbola victim’s corpse filtered into the town, especially as it was allegedly coming from an Ebola prone Liberia.



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