Côte d’Ivoire: Abidjan port ends inspection of vessels from Nigeria, Senegal for Ebola

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The autonomous port of Abidjan has lifted the health inspection measure carried out on the vessels from Nigeria and Senegal for Ebola, following the declaration by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that the two countries are free of the deadly disease.

A communiqué made public on Tuesday said vessels sailing from the ports of the two countries would no longer be subjected to inspection by the national public hygiene institute.

The vessels from the two countries will enter the Abidjan port under the usual contractual conditions, says the communiqué.

According to the WHO the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases of the disease is now 10,141 with 4,922 fatalities. Most of the cases are in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

As part of preventive measures against the Ebola fever, the Abidjan port authorities last month started the implementation of health inspection measures at the entrance of port for vessels from countries affected by the Ebola virus.
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28 october 2014 19:52:06

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