108 PH peacekeepers in Liberia test negative for Ebola | Global News

108 PH peacekeepers in Liberia test negative for Ebola

/ 01:45 PM November 09, 2014

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UN Filipino peacekeepers. FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino peacekeepers assigned in Liberia can now return to the country after passing the Ebola screening test, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Sunday.

Colonel Roberto Ancan, Commanding Officer of the Peacekeeping Operations Center, said he has received the results of the screening test for the 108 peacekeepers.


Despite passing the medical test, which is required before they can be repatriated, the peacekeepers will still need to be quarantined in Caballo Island for 21 days after their arrival.


The group is expected to arrive in the country on November 11.

The military said the peacekeepers will be provided with recreational facilities, in addition to medical facilities, during the quarantine period.

Liberia is one of the three countries in Africa with the most number of Ebola cases. It has the largest number of deaths caused by the virus, 2697 out of the 4818 as of November 2.


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