Fiji ports tighten on security

Update: 12:20PM THE Ministry of Health is working in collaboration with a multi-agency group stationed at the Nadi and Nausori Airport, as well as the Suva and Lautoka wharves, to screen travellers in its bid to stop the Ebola virus from entering Fiji.

MOHs spokesman Sunil Chandra said the ministrys quarantine officers are members of the multi-agency group, which includes other stakeholders working together to prevent the disease from entering Fiji.

The ministry understands that the multi-agency team at the border collectively form the security consortium at the country’s point of entry, he said.

The director general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Margret Chan, said last Friday that the Ebola virus had claimed the lives of 2400 people.

She said WHO had received 4784 cases.

Dr Chan, in a statement, said the three most hard hit countries are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and all countries in West Africa.


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