Nigeria Now Has Only One Ebola Virus Case + FG Postpones Primary & Secondary Schools’ Resumption to October

Notwithstanding the spread of new cases of Ebola in some African
countries,  Nigeria now has only one single case of the infectious
Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu  who gave  an update on the
disease in Abuja told journalists that:

“today is the 30th day since the
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) was imported into Nigeria by a Liberian –
American.  As of today   Nigeria has had thirteen cases of EVD including
the index case.”

“However,  seven of the infected
persons were successfully managed at the isolation ward in Lagos and have been
discharged home.”

“Two of the treated patients,  a male doctor and a female nurse were
discharged   Monday evening, having satisfied the criteria for

“As I speak with you, Nigeria has only one confirmed case of EVD,  a
secondary contact of Mr Patrick Sawyer’s and spouse of one of the physicians
who participated in the management of the index case. She is stable but still
on treatment at the isolation ward in Lagos,” the minister said.

Meanwhile,  the Federal Government has ordered that all primary and
secondary schools in the country should resume in October, instead of the usual
September resumption.


The directive applies to both private and public
The schools’ resumption date was postponed to
enable school officials undergo a two-week mandatory training conducted by
health officials, on how to handle Ebola.
Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau,
made the announcement yesterday (Tuesday).
Schools are scheduled to re-open on Monday, 13th

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