Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Scanners installed at 4 airports to keep Ebola out

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Lugenzi Kabale

The government through its Medical Stores Department (MSD) has imported five ultra-modern walk-through thermal scanners to facilitate the screening of new arrivals at major airports in a bid to keep the country safe from the deadly Ebola virus.

The Ebola thermal scanners have been installed in the country’s four international airports namely Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) where there are two while Zanzibar, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro International airports have been allocated one each. Speaking to the press in Dar es Salaam yesterday, MSD acting Director General, Mr Cosmas Mwaifwani, said the imported machines would bolster the country’s capability to prevent introduction into Tanzania and the spread of the deadly Ebola that is currently ravaging several West African states.

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