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    Body Flown in from DRC Tests Negative for Ebola

    May 25, 201724253

    Isaac Adewole
    Health minister: Govt will remain vigilant

    Chinedu Eze

    The body of a deceased man flown into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by Kenya Airways on Monday has tested negative for the Ebola virus, THISDAY has learnt.

    Confirming this wednesday, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said that a test was carried out and had tested negative for the virus, but he refused to divulge the cause of the deceased?s death, citing medical confidentiality.
    Although the report of the test result was negative, it was learnt that concerned aviation authority officials have written to Kenya Airways and reprimanded the airline.

    They were said to have informed the airline that it should not have brought the corpse to Nigeria at a time the Ebola disease has resurfaced in the DRC.
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela