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Health officials at all ports


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THE EBOLA VIRUS won’t be sneaking into Barbados at any of the smaller ports of entry.

This assurance has come from Dr Omar Edwards, clinical medical officer at the Branford Taitt polyclinic, who said both Port St Charles and Port Ferdinand will be manned by officials from the Ministry of Health at their entry points.

He said that with security measures already in place at the island’s lone airport, precautionary measures would also be taken at the two northerly ports.

“At every legal port of entry in Barbados there is an environmental or port health presence. At those smaller locations, yes sometimes there may have just one officer, but that officer can get support depending on the nature of the problem,” Edwards told participants during the Ebola Sensitization Programme which was held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre today. (RB)


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