Ghana Armed Forces to help in building Ebola isolation centres.

Field Engineers of the Ghana Armed Forces have been deployed to speed up work on the three designated centers to be set up in the treatment of Ebola in the country in case of an outbreak.

The centers are to be set up in Tema, Kumasi and Tamale as part of measures taken by the Interministerial Team on Ebola to prevent an outbreak of the deadly disease in Ghana.

The disease has so far killed over 1,000 people in West Africa since its outbreak in February.

All suspected cases in Ghana have tested negative, forcing the Interministerial Team headed by the Minister of Health to intensify preventive measures.

President John Dramani Mahama met the Team on Wednesday, August 13 and gave the directive to the military to help in erecting the treatment centers.

As of August 6, Guinea, where the disease first broke in West Africa, has recorded 367 deaths. Liberia has recorded 294 deaths, Sierra Leone, 298 deaths while Nigeria, the latest country to be Ebola-infested, has recorded three deaths.

Meanwhile, government has directed Ghanaians not to embark on travels to the Ebola-hit countries for safety unless such is “absolutely necessary.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Hannah Serwaa Tetteh, said Ghanaians who contract the disease in those countries may not get government assistance per the warning.


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