Africa: Nigerian’s airports authority issues travel advisory over coronavirus
In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria(FAAN), as advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.
The advisory is coming on the heels of the deadly virus known as CORONAVIRUS which broke out in China and has since killed six people, with over 300 also reported to have been infected. The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to boarder countries like Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
FAAN said all the equipment and personnel used in combatting the deadly ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports adding that it has always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures.
It noted that when passengers walk pass the scanner, it registers their temperature and If too high, they are pulled aside for observation.
The Authority, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, has confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports.
It further advised passengers are therefore advised to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks
whenever they are asked to.