The news of a Liberian citizen who passed away in the Mohammed V airport of Casablanca last Tuesday, during a flight stop in the Eid-El-Fitr Day, created a wave of panic among Moroccan citizens, with many Moroccan outlets suspecting the traveler to be contaminated with Ebola.
As a matter of fact, the infamous Moroccan daily Al Akhbar raised concerns about the subject sharing a story entitled “Ebola: Airport Mohammed VI is on high alert after the death of Liberian citizen.”
The piece of news has in turn prompted the authorities to expeditiously open an investigation and conduct tests on the Liberian citizen’s body.
In an official statement released few minutes ago, the Moroccan ministry has declared that after “it has conducted various medical tests in the Pasteur Institute of Morocco on the Liberian citizen’s body, in cooperation with many international bodies, the Ministry is happy to announce that the Liberian citizen did not suffer from Ebola.”
The Liberian citizen is said to have passed away as a result of a heart attack.
The Moroccan Ministry said also that it is keen to reassure the public that Morocco is free of the Ebola fever epidemic.
It is worth pointing out that Morocco, following the measures of the International Health System, has strengthened the process of health monitoring at the level of access points, especially airports, since the outbreak of the deadly disease from Guinea.
The Moroccan Times.