Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ebola Virus: Crusades Banned In Lagos Churches & Mosques

Few hours after the death of the latest victim of EVD (Ebola Virus Disease) in Lagos State Nigeria, LASG has ordered an immediate ban of all crusades in the state.

This move is to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

During a news conference in Alausa yesterday, Health Commissioner, Jide Idris said the state government had already sent a letter across to churches and mosques to stop holding crusades and other big programmes that would attract large crowds.

According to him, large gathering should be avoided at this period until further notice, while religious groups in different parts of the state should put on hold any crusade, congress or convention in the meantime.

He also said more volunteers were urgently needed to join the crusade to defeat Ebola as the situation is extremely dire.

“More volunteers are needed urgently, especially contact trackers, case management personnel, especially those with experience and expertise in infectious disease control, such as doctors, nurses, environmental health workers and so on,” he said.

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