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Ebola: FG Turns Back Corpse Flown In From Egypt

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Aviation officials in Kano turned back a corpse flown in from Egypt at the Malam Aminu kano airport on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

According to reports by Vanguard, authorities prohibited the family of the deceased from intercepting the body which was flown in by Egypt Air at about 11:30 pm on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

According to unnamed airport sources, the stance taken by the officials were in cognizance  of federal government directives banning movement of corpses in and out of the country in a bid to curb the further spread of Ebola virus in the country.

Vanguard reports:
The source explained that “though Egypt is not among the countries with the Ebola outbreak, it is better to take precautionary measures by not entertaining any exception in the movement of corpses in the country.”
The source revealed that the corpse is that of  a Nigerian who had gone to the Pharaoh’s country for medical treatment.”
“We plead with the family members who had turned up at the Airport to received his corpse to bear with us in the face of a big national question that requires the understanding of citizens to surmount”, the source explained.
When contacted, Avaition Skokesman, Alhaji Yakubu Datti, decline to comment on the issue but asked Vanguard to seek confirmation from the Federal Ministry of Health.
Datti Said; ” the airport is run by a combination of official drawn from strategic ministries and since your enquiry bothers on health, I would advise you cross check your facts from Federal Ministry of Health.”

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