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Grange scolds Falconer for Ebola comment

Published:Saturday | November 1, 2014 | 10:36 AM
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Opposition spokesperson on Information Olivia Grange has chided her ministerial counterpart, Sandrea Falconer, for saying that 'Ebola mistakes will be made.’



Grange expressed alarm at Falconer’s pronouncement at a health ministry-organised media forum in the Corporate Area on Thursday.



Falconer stated that the Government would likely make mistakes in its handling of the deadly Ebola outbreak if and when it comes.



She also cautioned media practitioners against sensationalism in reporting on a virus that continues to spark fears globally.



However, Grange refused to mince words as she chided Falconer for attempting to “scold” journalists.



In a statement yesterday, the opposition spokesperson said it was unacceptable that such a remark had come from the lips of a government minister on such a grave matter.



She said even as Falconer was anticipating mistakes, other governments were seeking to assure their populace that they could not afford to make mistakes.



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