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Nearly 5 000 object to location of Ebola centre


Nearly 5 000 object to location of Ebola centre

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CLOSE TO 5 000 individuals have put their signatures where their mouths are in objecting to the siting of the quarantine facility for people suspected of having infectious diseases.

Administrator at the Ursuline Convent, Susan Chinnery, said those names, including 700 from the Internet were handed over the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Health, Tennyson Springer, after a meeting with officials at the school yesterday.

Following objections from the school’s Parent-Teacher Association, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party and members of the public to the outfitting of the facility at the Enmore Complex, Springer said earlier this week that the facility would only be a temporary one and a search was on for a permanent one.

Chinnery is comforted by the fact that the temporary facility is for suspected cases of Ebola only, and not any other infectious diseases. (YB)



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