"Twenty Indian passengers who had travelled from Liberia were continuing their onward journey to Mumbai via Johannesburg on-board SA284. These passengers were screened for EVD symptoms when they arrived from Liberia in Johannesburg and were found to have no symptoms indicating EVD," South African Airways Country Manager Sajid Khan said in a statement here.

South African Airways flight SA284 arrived at the Mumbai International Airport at 0005 hours.

Following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the South African National Department of Health is on high alert and would like to assure all tourists travelling to South Africa about all precautions being taken to prevent the EVD, the statement said.

"We request all tourists to not panic," it said.

With no case of EVD reported in the country, South Africa remains open and completely safe for all planning to visit the nation, it said.

Seventeen persons today arrived at Delhi from Liberia with health ministry officials saying that all have been found healthy except for one passenger, who has been quarantined.

According to the ministry, of those who came back from Liberia to India today, 17 landed in Delhi.

The ministry said, "They have all been screened and found healthy except for one passenger, who had fever and sore throat. He has been isolated at the quarantine-cum-isolation facility at Delhi Airport."

The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) is tracking such passengers, the details regarding whom are provided by the Airport Health Organisation.

44 passengers were enrolled for follow up in their respective states through the state IDSP units. As of today, a total of 773 passengers are being tracked. Most of them are in the states of Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

Meanwhile, five persons who returned from Nigeria on August 22 and were admitted to the quarantine facility at Delhi airport, have tested negative for the Ebola Virus Disease, the Health Ministry said today.

Following tests carried out at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) here, three of them have been released from the quarantine facility while the remaining two (a doctor and a physiotherapist) developed fever and were transferred to RML Hospital for treatment.

Both of them are afebrile now, the ministry said.

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