Nigeria Declares National Emergency Over Ebola - KTVN Channel 2 - Reno Tahoe Sparks News, Weather, Video

Nigeria Declares National Emergency Over Ebola

Posted: Updated:
Nigeria's president is declaring a national state of emergency over the Ebola virus.
 
President Goodluck Jonathan said in a statement Friday that the relevant agencies must ensure that all possible steps are taken "to effectively contain the threat of the Ebola virus in line with international protocols and best practices."
 
Nigeria's health ministry says two patients in Africa's most populous nation have died of the disease, and there are seven other confirmed cases.
 
Jonathan also approved the release of 1.9 billion naira ($11.7 million) to contain the disease through an intervention plan. He also asked schools to consider extending the current school holiday until there is a national reassessment of the level of threat Ebola poses in Nigeria.  (AP)


  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Reno Stock Promoter Sentenced For $131 Million Fraud Scheme

    Reno Stock Promoter Sentenced For $131 Million Fraud Scheme

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:47 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:47:32 GMT
    Courtesy of LinkedInCourtesy of LinkedIn

    A former registered broker was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 44 months in prison for a fraudulent market manipulation scheme.

    More >>

    A former registered broker was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 44 months in prison for a fraudulent market manipulation scheme.

    More >>
  • Police Release Statement After Amtrak Passenger Critically Injured in Truckee

    Police Release Statement After Amtrak Passenger Critically Injured in Truckee

    Thursday, May 24 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-05-24 20:27:57 GMT

    The Truckee Police Department has released a statement after a Portland State University student was found unconscious after a mysterious incident on his way home on an Amtrak train. Aaron Salazar remains in a coma at Renown's ICU.

    More >>

    The Truckee Police Department has released a statement after a Portland State University student was found unconscious after a mysterious incident on his way home on an Amtrak train. Aaron Salazar remains in a coma at Renown's ICU.

    More >>
  • Reno Airport Planning for Major Expansion

    Reno Airport Planning for Major Expansion

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:20:02 GMT

    Four million passengers now travel through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in a year, and that number is growing. The airport projects over the next two decades, that number could rise to 5.5 million passengers, so officials say the facility needs to grow, too.

    More >>

    Four million passengers now travel through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in a year, and that number is growing. The airport projects over the next two decades, that number could rise to 5.5 million passengers, so officials say the facility needs to grow, too.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.