Jan 23, 2020

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FAAN takes measures to prevent the importation of the deadly Coronavirus into Nigeria

FAAN takes measures to prevent the importation of the deadly Coronavirus into Nigeria
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has yesterday announced the measures they are taking to ensure that the deadly Coronavirus does not make its way into Nigeria. They also advised Nigerians on what to do to be of help.

FAAN in the press release explained 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."

They also advised Nigerians coming into the country to "submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to" in order to prevent the spread of the disease.

FAAN added that "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."
Read the tweets shared by FAAN below:

"PRESS RELEASE January 22, 2020:

"FAAN TRAVEL ADVISORY 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 nation's airports. 

"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. 

"FAAN.... Committed to her core values of Safety, Security and Comfort. 

"Henrietta Yakubu (Mrs.) 
"General Manager, Corporate Affairs"

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