Ebola: FG to review the resumption date for primary, secondary schools nationwide



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The Federal government has decided
that the earlier extension of resumption date for primary and secondary
schools to the 13th October be reviewed to the middle of September.

Addressing state House correspondents after Wednesday’s Federal
Executive Council meeting, the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi
Chukwu said the decision to review the extension of resumption date was
based on the recommendation of a body of experts set up by government to
look at the extension of resumption dates for primary and secondary
schools.

According to the Minister, the Minister of Education was directed by
council to convene an emergency meeting with all states commissioners of
Education in order to agree on when schools can resume nationwide.

Professor Chukwu who briefed council on the status of the Ebola Virus in
the country said that only two patients of the Ebola Virus Disease are
under treatment in Nigeria with one each in Lagos and Portharcourt.

He explained that since the out break of the Ebola Virus Disease in the
country, a total of 18 persons have been infected, out of which 14 were
in Lagos and 4 in Portharcourt.

He explained that while 8 patients have been successfully treated and
discharged, seven persons incuding the Liberian American have so far
died of the disease.

Professor Chukwu noted that out of the 361 persons that were under
surveillance in Lagos, only 41 are still under survelience while 320
hitherto under surveliance have been discharged from Lagos since the
disease broke in Nigeria.

The Health Minister further revealed that, in Portharcourt, 255 persons
are under surveillance adding that the corpse of the medical doctor who
died in Portharcourt has been buried after being decontaminated.

On the fate of the Staff of the Economic Community of West African State
(ECOWAS) staff who evaded surveillance and traveled to Portharcourt
where he infected a doctor, the Minister said government was working on
three options namely, strenghtening the quaritine law, seeking advise
from the Ministry of foreign affairs on what action to take on the
ECOWAS staff as well as seeking legal advice from the Attorney General
of the Federation and Minister of Justice on what legal action can be
taken against him.

On the rumour that some Ebola cases have been reported in some states
and Abuja, the minister said some of the runoured cases in the FCT and
Cross Rivers turned negative while the case in Zaria, Kaduna state is
still being investigated.

Professor Chukwu appealed to Nigerians to avoid spreading
unsubstantiated rumour especially on the social media saying this was
capable of creating unnecessary panic and fear amongst the populace.


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Nkwazema
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We are in ur hands God, it's only u dat can save us frm dis deadly disease

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chinenyenwa

have marcy upon us oh Lord because of ur constant love

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