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Government officials evade Ebola scanning at the airport

Author : | Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Director of Juba International Airport is urging senior government officials to follow procedures upon their arrival in the country and attend the compulsory medical check for Ebola virus. 

Kur Kuol Ajieu says some government officials or VIPs leave the planes and go directly to their destinations.

“The problem that we are facing specially from our big people is that some of them, a few senior officials they don’t want to be tested or undergo medical checkup and they know this,” said Mr Ajieu.

“Some ask how come that they should be tested yet they are not sick.”

He says they don’t follow the instructions from health officials at the center who test for Ebola virus.

Mr. Ajieu told Eye Radio’s Dawn Show that they have distributed some forms to airline companies for their passengers to fill out for medical check upon arrival at Juba International Airport.

He urged the public to follow the procedure in order to help prevent the Ebola virus from spreading to South Sudan.

“This disease affects anyone because this is something from God and he cannot tell anyone about it, and the disease does not differentiate between people because it is from God,” he added.

Mr. Kur said the airport authorities have put in place measures to help prevent Ebola virus.

He also urged the government to set up centers at all points of entry for those entering the country to test for Ebola.

The current Ebola outbreak is said to be the largest ever, and has infected an estimated 2,615 people, mostly in West Africa.


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