85 Indians arrive from Ebola-hit countries to Mumbai

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Mumbai: Fleeing west African nations amid the Ebola scare, all 85 Indians who arrived here from Liberia and Nigeria on Tuesday were cleared by the Airport Health Organisation as none had any symptoms of the deadly disease.

These passengers arrived in three batches with more to follow in the day, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) said in a statement.

The first group of 20 passengers arrived on board South African Airways flight SA 284 at 5 am from Liberia via Johannesburg and were cleared by the APHO team after screening under supervision of health ministry officials. None of them showed any symptoms of Ebola or had a history of contact with anybody afflicted with the disease, MIAL said.

After disembarkation of all the passengers the aircraft were disinfected by the APHO teams.

This was followed by another batch of 46 Indians from Liberia who arrived by Ethopian Airline flight ET 610 soon after.

These passengers were also cleared after going through all the precautionary checks and screening, MIAL officials said.

19 others who came from Nigeria were also screened by APHO team for EVD and cleared, they added.

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