CONAKRY, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Guinea President Alpha Conde said on Wednesday the "obsessive fear of Ebola fever that is being witnessed in the country is unnecessary."
The president made the remarks when he met with Guinea's development partners and tour operators in Conakry.
Conde said "everything had been done to reinforce preventive measures against Ebola epidemic in his country."
At the same time, he appealed to development partners to get involved in the fight against Ebola virus by "enhancing his government's capacity to combat the epidemic."
Transport Minister Aliou Diallo who attended the consultative meeting urged tour operators and airlines to resume their operations in Guinea, reiterating that the government had taken adequate measures to prevent the contamination of Ebola virus.
To intensify the fight against Ebola virus, Guinea's authorities had set up 41 control posts to screen the population, besides the detection centers established at the Conakry international airport.
The latest official statistics showed the number of people infected by Ebola virus in Guinea has risen to 559, out of which 396 have died.