The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), in a statement released on Wednesday, disclosed some crucial steps already taken by its organisation to stop the deadly communicable disease that is now spreading and killing people across some foreign countries, from getting to Nigeria through the airports.
Naija News understands that the statement which was given by, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs, on the official twitter handle of the organisation, reveals measure put in place by FAAN to ensure that the Coronavirus does not make its way into Nigeria.
According to the FAAN, it said that thermal scanners and other equipment and personnel used in combating the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 “are still very much in place at the airports.”
The statement read thus;
“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 hereby advises passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nations’ airport.”
“All the equipment and personnel used in combating 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 have 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 infected. The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to border 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.
“Passengers are therefore advised to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to.”
The FAAN further stated that they are committed to core values of safety, security and comfort of the airports’ users. passengers