Ebola:Jonathan Approves Release Of N200 Million To Rivers Govt



By Danlami Nmodu
President Godluck Jonathan has approved the release of N200 million to Rivers State government in support of the efforts to contain Ebola.
A statement by Dan Nwomeh,special assistant on media and communication to the Minister of Health,Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu said, “Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has approved the release of N200 million to the Rivers State Government as direct financial support to the state towards the containment of EVD outbreak”,the statement said.
The minister’s aide also announced that the South African quarantined in Lagos on “suspicion of EVD tested negative for EVD and other viral haemorrhagic fevers and has since been discharged from quarantine and has left the country”.
“For one week now, there has not been a single case of Ebola Virus Disease in Nigeria. The total number of confirmed EVD cases recorded in Nigeria remains 19, with 7 deaths. The South African woman who was taken from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos and quarantined on suspicion of EVD tested negative for EVD and other viral haemorrhagic fevers and has since been discharged from quarantine and has left the country. Also, a suspected case reported by NLNG tested negative for EVD” the statement said.
“A number of contacts are still under surveillance in Nigeria, 4 in Lagos State and 344 in Rivers State. So far, 347 contacts have been discharged from surveillance in Lagos State while 182 contacts have been discharged from surveillance in Rivers State”Nwomeh said.