EBOLA: Volunteers, others train in Lagos to avert spread of EVD

As the battle against Ebola continues, Scores of volunteers, health and environmental workers have begun training in Lagos State to avert the spread of the Ebola Virus Diseases (EVD).

Commissioner for the Environment, Mr Tunji Bello, addressed
participants at the training at the Lagos Chamber of Commerce
and Industry (LCCI).

He said the training showed the government’s commitment to
ensure that the disease was prevented from spreading.

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He said health workers and volunteers from the 57 Local
Government and Local Council Development Areas are being
trained by the government on how to handle possible cases, while
adding that government would not hesitate to invoke any relevant
section of the laws on anyone who flouts the environmental laws.

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The commissioner also warned residents to desist from unsafe and
unhealthy practises so as not to contract the deadly EVD, urging
them not to attempt hiding person with suspected symptoms of
Ebola Virus Diseases as government has the right to quarantine or
isolate such person so as to prevent the diseases from spreading.