FG screens Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire footballers

The Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja certified the visiting football players and officials from Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire free of Ebola virus.

A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Health, Mrs. Ayo Adesugba, said the certification was “at the instance of the Nigeria Football Federation that is hosting a football match between the two countries in Port Harcourt on Sunday, September 6, 2015.

Adesugba added, “In line with the ‘No travel restriction’ of the Federal Government, the necessary routine measures organised at three levels were put in place.

“This includes the presentation of evaluation report of the Ebola risk status of all the visitors at the point of entry into the country, routine health screening at the point of entry and the daily health monitoring of all the visitors throughout the duration of their stay in the country by the state ministries of health that the footballers and their officials may wish to visit or playing while in the country.

“After the necessary measures taken by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control and the Port Health Services, the Federal Ministry of Health hereby wishes to state that the visitors from Sierra Leone and Cote d’Ivoire have not been found to be of Ebola risk to Nigeria.”

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