The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has urged Nigerians to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nations airport in a bid to prevent the entry of some communicable diseases currently ravaging some countries.
The GM corporate communications, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu made this known in a statement issued in Lagos.
Mrs Yakubu however assured Nigerians that “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 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”.
“Passengers are therefore advised to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to”.
She assured Nigerians of FAAN’s committment to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort.