Almost six years after Nigeria was declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organisation, the Kingdom of Bahrain has refused to remove the Ebola Visa ban placed on the country’s passport holders.
Nigeria experienced Ebola outbreak in July 2014 when a Liberian American, Patrick Sawyer, who was infected with the disease flew into Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos from Liberia.
Sawyer died five days after and set off a chain of transmission that infected a total of 19 people, seven of whom, died including Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh who diagnosed the index case.
Even though Nigeria was able to contain the disease and subsequently declared Ebola-free by the WHO on October 20, 2014.
Bahrain hasn’t waived the Visa ban placed on Nigerians during the period.