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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Nigerian president declares state of emergency over Ebola

Published 08/08/2014 | 18:26

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national state of emergency on Friday over the Ebola outbreak in Africa's most populous country, and he approved 1.9 billion naira (€8.6bn) of emergency funds to contain it.

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Nigeria has confirmed seven cases of Ebola since a man fell sick on arrival from Liberia, two of whom have died. Several dozens of people who came into contact with the man are under surveillance.

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