President Mamnoon orders provinces to take measures against Ebola virus

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has sought a report from the chief secretaries of all the provinces about the measures taken so far to cope with Ebola virus.

He directed the authorities to make arrangements for the screening at the airports, ports and border areas as well as arrange medicines and allocate special wards in the hospitals for any prospective patient of Ebola virus.

Pakistan army’s personnel have been discharging duties as part of the UN peace mission in different African countries and authorities fear transmission of the deadly virus into Pakistan.

As many as 4500 people have died due to Ebola virus across the globe while some 9000 people are affected by the disease.