Friday, April 12, 2024

Eye on Ebola


Share post:

THE EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE (EVD) won’t be sneaking into Barbados through any of the island’s smaller ports of entry.

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

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

“At every legal port of entry in Barbados there is an environmental or port health presence. At those smaller locations, . . . there may have just one officer, but that officer can get support depending on the nature of the problem,” Edwards told those at the Ebola sensitisation programme held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday.

Previous article
Next article


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Motion against DLP president ruled invalid

The no-confidence motion brought against president of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), Dr Ronnie Yearwood, is invalid. That is...

Israeli airstrike kills three sons of Hamas political leader in Gaza as ceasefire talks stutter

Three sons of Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza Wednesday, with Haniyeh insisting...

Wanted Man: Raphael Nowell

The Barbados Police Service (TBPS) is seeking the assistance of the public in locating Raphael Diego Nowell alias...

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to the Caribbean

NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center - With the 2024 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air...