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Ebola: Rwanda to Screen Visitors from United States & Spain



Paul Kagame President of Rwanda

Paul Kagame President of Rwanda

As part of Rwanda’s measures to prevent the Ebola virus from entering the country, the government has announced that all visitors from the United States and Spain must undergo Ebola screening.

Visitors from the aforementioned countries will be required to “self-monitor, fill out an extensive questionnaire and report their medical condition for the first 21 days of their visits because of the Ebola cases that have surfaced in the two Western countries,” ThisDay reports.

The Rwandan government released the following statement on the issue:

“On October 19, the Rwandan Ministry of Health introduced new Ebola Virus Disease screening requirements. Visitors who have been in the United States or Spain during the last 22 days are now required to report their medical condition—regardless of whether they are experiencing symptoms of Ebola—by telephone by dialing 114 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for the duration of their visit to Rwanda (if less than 21 days), or for the first 21 days of their visit to Rwanda. Rwandan authorities continue to deny entry to visitors who traveled to Guinea, Liberia, Senegal, or Sierra Leone within the past 22 days.”

Rwanda is located in East Africa, which is approximately 2,600 miles East of Liberia. The country has been unaffected by the Ebola outbreak.

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  1. Ephi

    October 23, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Hahaha, funny.
    Who would have seen this coming?! Tables have turned.
    Nigeria should apply the same approach.

    • Just me

      October 23, 2014 at 2:44 pm

      So funny. …even Rwanda. …lol
      At this point, you can’t blame them jare

  2. Thatgidigirl

    October 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    cc: Donald Trump

    • nene

      October 23, 2014 at 8:52 pm


  3. benny

    October 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm


  4. bobo

    October 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Wow! The hunter has become the hunted

  5. Ndubuisi

    October 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    I love this man so much. he made being an African so cool.

  6. spoonfullofsugar

    October 23, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Looool. Funny

  7. bisous

    October 23, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    nice to see the tables turned!!!

  8. mega maan

    October 23, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Like that for the hunted !!!

  9. jojo

    October 23, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Good good

  10. nystyle

    October 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    You will see how quick the ebola conspiracy will be cleared up in the States when they see and hear that African countries want to give them the treatment.

  11. nene

    October 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    rwanda got it right! nigeria see yourself. smh

    • benny

      October 24, 2014 at 7:48 am

      What has Nigeria done again? Jeeeeeeeeeez u ppl sha! Everything is an excuse to tear ur country down. U ppl have been following too many depressing cashtivists; a pity. Even america and what they are presently dealing with haven’t blocked borders. They only restricted entry to certain airports. What is it with you ppl abeg?

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