Via allAfrica.com, a report in The New Republic Liberia: Liberia: Ebola - Dead Finance Official Snubbed Warning - -Health Ministry Official. Excerpt:
The Assistant Minister of Preventive Services of Ministry of Health & Social Welfare has said the Ministry of Finance official who died of the Ebola virus in Lagos State, Nigeria, had left Liberia against warning not to leave. He didn't, however, state whether it was the Ministry of Health or the Ministry of Finance that warned him from leaving Liberia.
The Health Official, Mr. Tolbert Nyenswah, was referring to Mr. Patrick Sawyer, Coordinator of the ECOWAS National Unit at the Ministry of Finance.
"Mr. Sawyer was told not to leave the country, but he left," Mr. Nyenswah disclosed on FARBRIC radio's program on the Ebola issue yesterday July 30. He called to the program.
Reports say Mr. Sawyer was in Nigeria for an official meeting when he died of Ebola.
According to official communication from the Ministry of Finance, all Finance Ministry officials who had direct or indirect contact with the late Sawyer before he departed for Nigeria have been placed on the WHO-mandated 21-day surveillance beginning from July 20, the date the diseased Finance Ministry official left Liberia for Nigeria.
Mr. Nyenswah said the government has traced Mr. Sawyer's movements to where he died by speaking to authorities of Liberia's international Airport (RIA) and those of Nigeria.
However, the government had not tracked the vehicle that took Mr. Sawyer to RIA. "Here is where we erred," Mr. Nyenswah responded to the question from Mr. Christian Nelson of Radio Lib, a US-based sister radio station of FARBRIC, on whether Liberia's Ministry of Health had tracked the vehicle to prevent its contact with uninfected persons.
The person with Mr. Sawyer in the vehicle to the Airport should also be tracked.