New Delhi: Six Passengers quarantined for Ebola tests amid assurances

New Delhi, Aug 27: Six people who arrived from Ebola-hit regions of Liberia have been quarantined at the New Delhi airport. They have been sent for further tests. Close to 112 people are arriving at Mumbai and Delhi airports throughout the day.

Meanwhile, health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has confirmed that there are no suspected case of Ebola in India. In a press conference at Indore, the minister said,"We are carefully screening all passengers coming from Ebola infected countries at the airport itself. As of today there is no suspected case of Ebola in India."

He also assured that strong precautionary measures were put in place at the airports in Mumbai and Delhi. These airports have been equipped to screen those arriving from Liberia and the surrounding areas.

The Aircraft was landed at a secluded bay and the passengers were screened at the exit gates with thermal scanners, scanning them for fever. It was also scrutinised whether any infected passenger had come in contact with any of the passengers. Such passengers were isolated and taken to hospital for further tests.

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