Preventive measures to be put in place to prevent entry of visitors carrying Ebola

October 16, 2014 20:26


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As the Ebola scare spreads world wide, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued instructions Thursday evening for more stringent preventive measures at the entry points into Israel, including taking the body temperatures of visitors coming from areas badly hit by the disease.

The directive came during a phone consultation Netanyahu held with senior officials ministers on how to prevent the disease from crossing the border into Israel. This time the consultation was conducted over the telephone and included Health Minster Yael German, as well as the minister's director-general Arnon Afek and Ben-Gurion Airport director Shmuel Zakai.

A drill will be held at Ben-Gurion Friday morning simulating the arrival of a passenger afflicted with the disease. The drill will deal with the the entire process, from questioning the visitor coming off the plane, to evacuation and hospital treatment.

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