China virus: FAAN issues travel advisory

Wole Shadare

In an effort to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into the country, 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.

Spokeswoman for FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu in a statement said all the equipment and personnel used in combatting the deadly ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.

She said FAAN had always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures.

According to her, 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 800 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, has confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports.

She noted that passengers are therefore advised to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to.

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