• Tuesday, June 18, 2024
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FAAN issues travel advisory in prevention of communicable diseases

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In an effort to protect passengers from the ebola epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.

In a statement issued by Henrietta Yakubu on Tuesday
general manager, corporate affairs, FAAN, she assured that all the equipment and personnel used in combatting the deadly ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.

“FAAN has always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures. When passengers walk pass the scanner, it registers their temperature and If too high, they are pulled aside for observation.

“Recently, a deadly virus known as CORONAVIRUS 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.

“The Authority, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, have confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports,” Yakubu stated.

The authority therefore advised passengers to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks
whenever they are asked to.