Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Ghana Health ministry bans Church visits from Ebola countries

The Ministry of Health has warned Churches intending to invite preachers and worshippers from Ebola-stricken countries to conventions in Ghana during this Christmas season not to attempt such a move.

The Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday that it has extended the restriction on such movements of nationals of the affected countries into Ghana.

In August, the ministry issued a moratorium to protect the Ghanaian public following the deadly Ebola outbreak in the West African sub-region.

The hemorrhagic fever has killed over 6,700 people and affected over 12,000 persons mainly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Government has so far succeeded in preventing an outbreak of the disease in Ghana.

The Health Ministry, however, said it would not rest on its oars despite the success.

In an interview with Starr News, Tony Goodman, the Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry said the Ebola Virus Disease is still killing people in the sub-region and the necessary steps must be taken to prevent it from entering the country.

“We should make sure that we don’t allow people to come into our homes from neighbouring countries to just come into our homes… we should continue to keep that kind of vigilance that we have kept since April”.

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