Following the outbreak of the deadly corona virus in China, which has killed six people, with over 300 also reported to have been infected, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a travel advice to Nigeria’s air travelers.
The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to neighbouring countries like Japan, Thailand and South Korea.
The travel advice issued by FAAN on Wednesday, was to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging the Asian countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria.
In a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Services, Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.
According to FAAN, 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.
“FAAN,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, henceforth, expected to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to do so at the airports,” the statement said.