FAAN Warns Passengers Over Coronavirus
By Olamide Fadoju
As the Coronavirus continues to spread in parts of Asia, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a warning to passengers to adhere to “all quarantine procedures at the nation's airports.”
FAAN in a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu said the checks are necessary as far as the epidemic is concerned.
“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 hereby advises passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation's airports."
She assured that FAAN is adequately equipped to combat any epidemic and is working hard to ensure that any passenger with Coronavirus does not enter the country.
“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 the 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.
“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.”
Coronavirus, since it’s outbreak in China, has killed six people and infected over 300. The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to border countries like Japan, Thailand, and South Korea.