Twenty-one persons suspected to have been infected with the Ebola virus have been quarantined in Enugu state.
Minister of Information Labaran Maku told State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting that one of the quarantined persons, a nurse, had primary contact with the late Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who brought the disease to Nigeria.
Maku explained that the nurse traveled to Enugu from Lagos against instruction not to leave Lagos State, adding that 198 persons are currently under watch by the Ministry of Health to contain further spread of the disease, 177 out of which are in Lagos, while 21 are in Enugu.
“All those who had primary contact have been quarantined. Secondary contacts have also been traced. So far the number of people that have been traced is 198. Out of this number, 177 are in Lagos and are being traced. Some are in quarantine, some are being monitored by health specialists,” the minister said.