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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.

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