The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority NCAA has reacted to the resurgence of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD in the Democratic Republic of Congo and cautioned airlines to be extra vigilant to ensure that the carriers of the disease did not enter Nigeria by air.
The World Health Organisation WHO has already declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in line with International Health Regulations IHR.
Consequently, NCAA has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance.
The regulatory authority in a statement by its spokesman, Sam Adurogboye, said the directive contained in a letter by the NCAA Director General, Captain Muhtar Usman, had since been sent to all airline operators.
Meanwhile, there is excitement in DR Congo over the announcement that two prototype drugs have boosted chances of surviving the dreaded disease.