Thousands screened for Ebola at South Sudan's airports

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Juba International Airport. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Thousands of people are being screened for the deadly Ebola virus at South Sudan's main airports to ensure the country stays free of the disease, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

Around 4,000 people entering South Sudan through Juba International Airport and Wau Airport are being tested each week; no cases have yet been detected.

So far, 5000 people have died from Ebola in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Thomas Hakim, from the South Sudanese Ministry of Health, explained to David Lukan what is being done to step up the screenings at the country's major entry points.

Duration: 2'20"

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