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Corona Virus: FAAN Assures Of Safety

22 January 2020 International News National News


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has appealed to passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports due to the recent outbreak of Corona virus in china.

FAAN in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health, have confirmed the adequate facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports.

In a statement the by General Manager Corporate Communication, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN, also confirmed the availability of thermal scanners in airports that monitors 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.

She said the Authority has put a high priority on ensuring that this virus is not spread into the country, adding that isolation units and other equipment and personnel used in combating the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.

Report has it that the viruses can make people sick, usually with a mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illness, similar to a common cold.

Coronavirus symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly a headache and maybe a fever, which can last for a couple of days

The deadly virus known as Coronavirus broke out in China and has since killed nine (9) people, with over 440 people also reported to have been infected.

The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to boarder countries like Japan, Thailand and South Korea.


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