Ebola: Ethiopian Airline campaigns for passengers’ safety

More than 700 deaths in some 1,323 cases have occurred in Guinea, Liberia and Serra Leone.

The Ethiopian Airlines said on Thursday in Addis Ababa that it had embarked on massive campaigns to create awareness around the transmission of the Ebola virus among its customers.

More than 700 deaths in some 1,323 cases have occurred in the West African Countries of Guinea, Liberia and Serra Leone since the disease’s outbreak in February.

A Liberian national carrying the Ebola virus recently died in Lagos, shortly after he arrived Nigeria.

The disease outbreak was first reported in the Republic of Guinea in February, and had so far recorded the highest death since it was first discovered in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1986 with a record of 280 deaths in 318 cases.

The Ethiopian Airline said in a statement on Thursday, that even though the chances of being infected on-board was close to nil, the company had begun implementing extraordinary measures to ensure the maximum safety of both customers and staff.

Records of the World Health Organization, WHO, show that there are suspected 1,323 cases with 729 deaths reported as of 27 July.

However, the Airliner said, “Front-line staff of the agency both on ground at airports and on board, are being continuously updated on information about the disease, its mode of transmission and how to keep safe. More specifically, staff have been sensitised and trained so that they can avoid coming in contact with body fluids while doing their work. Stringent and specific surveillance is being carried out regarding all flights from West Africa at Addis Ababa airport.”

It said that the safety and well-being of customers and staff would remain the airline’s priority even though this dreaded Ebola disease had not been declared an epidemic and no travel ban had been issued.

“Ethiopia has taken the lead in taking extraordinary precautions in connection with the outbreak of the disease in some parts of West Africa,” it said.

Ebola is transmitted through the contact of body fluids of an ailing person with an incubation period of one to 21 days when the effect of the virus begin to emerge on the infected person.

The airline said it would continue to monitor updates from the WHO and other international agencies on the disease, its spread and recommended safety measures.

“The airline will continue to closely monitor the situation and implement recommended measures with a view to ensuring that at all times, the safety of its customers and staff are guaranteed,” the statement added.



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  • Bature

    Pius – another masterpiece! Someday (very soon too) some of the “Miracle Vendors” and their “Gullible Believers” will realise that their “Gods of Men” are only after lining their pockets and creating post-retirement havens for themselves and their children. May the truth set them free!

    • ub

      Not all Nigerians…atleast my brother doesnt believe in dah shit

  • Pointnoire70

    It’s just ain’t right, sums it all

    • E.A. Adeboye, Holy Ghost service, Nov. 2008:
      “… if it is me you want to fight, you have won before you start. I have
      nothing to fight with, I have no strength, I know nobody, I HAVE NO MONEY.”

      LYING Pastors.

      OFFICIALS OF THE CHURCH quickly moved to deny any rift between the pastor couple. One official, Kenneth Achumasara, told the media [June 2014]: “I can tell you authoritatively that there is no issue between Pastor Chris and his wife, Anita… If you go to the UK now you will see her along with the kids. She is still with him and there is no issue between them. I have been with him for 22 years and the Pastor Chris I know cannot even utter such words as reported.” (TheCableNg, Aug-2014: Pastors Oyakhilome’s Wife …)

      A major problem in Nigeria is LYING Pastors and they are bad examples to the country. Men of God (e.g., Adeboye) LIE to Nigerians all-day-long and that contributes to CORRUPTION in Nigeria because many so-called “Christians” are receiving LIES as their foundation.

  • JE

    I do wonder what attracts the multitude seen in the churches even after listening to the pastors, I draw conclution that the reason could be the difference between what you know and those you don’t about your religion. While we live our life as an individual, I expect the religious leaders to disply some element of caution in taking advantages of their followers.

  • Sunny

    Prof. Adesanmi, more grease to your elbow. We must keep educating Nigerians in order to correct their psychology that has been manipulated by these so called Pastors.

  • Favour B. Afolabi

    When is PROF ADESANMI going to start his own church to rid us of these wahalas?

  • Ebaah Odibo

    The Prof’s mouth is too wide. Bring him back to Naija, let us teach him professorial language at Kiri…..k. He will then keep his mouth kppp…..