Via Vanguard: Ebola scare: Enugu residents wear gloves to work, market. Excerpt:
Enugu – As the current news on Ebola virus makes waves in Enugu State, some citizens have resorted to taking precautionary measures to protect themselves from contracting the disease.
A correspondent who monitored activities in Enugu on Friday, reports that people were seen wearing on hand gloves to markets and their offices as well as buying hand sanitisers.
Also the people who use public transportation now put on long laboratory coats to avoid body contact with other passengers.
Mr Ndubuisi Iloh, a civil servant, who wore white gloves to an event in Enugu, said that it was a protective measure due to his usual culture of shaking hands with people.
“I usually forget that I should not shake people and because of that, I wear my gloves so that even if I shake, I will not contract Ebola virus.
“There are some elders you cannot afford not to shake because they will read a different meaning to it.
“Although they said it is when a person is down with sickness that he or she can transmit the virus, but how will you know if someone is sick or not when you see him outside,’’ he queried.
Mrs Ezinne Uduma, a house wife, who also wore white gloves to the market, said the gloves had become necessary, to avoid unnecessary contact at the markets.
“I thank God because I heard that the woman who sneaked out from her surveillance place in Lagos has been taken back; but the problem is that they said some people are under surveillance.
“We don’t know them and it is possible they are people we relate with; so I take precautionary measures to protect myself."