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Ebola scare at Piarco International Airport

by | Aug 8, 2014

EbolaA Nigerian doctor caused authorities at the Piarco International Airport to panic after he was flagged as a possible Ebola Virus carrier.

The doctor who was not indentifed was aboard a British Airways flight BA 2159 that originated from London’s Gatwick International Airport and then went on to St Lucia before landing in Trinidad.

Barbados based Joint Regional Communications Centre alerted T&T authorities via the Advance Passenger Information database.

Reports stated that the doctor who is married to a Trinidadian was flagged because he was born in Nigeria.

He had been living in Australia for the past three years and was in Trinidad for a holiday.

The doctor was cleared after he was checked by medics.

Passengers aboard the flight were allowed to exit the plane after it was confirm he was not infected with the virus

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