Ebola outbreak: FAAN assures passengers of safety

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety following a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo,.

The assurance was contained in a press statement released by FAAN in Lagos.

FAAN noted that since the first recorded case of the virus in Nigeria, through an American-Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, the Authority has not relaxed its surveillance at the airports to forestall any re-occurrence.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Authority, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu added that all the equipment and personnel used in combating the virus in 2014 are still very much at the airports.

“We have always had thermal scanners in our airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures. We still have hand sanitisers in our rest rooms too. When passengers walk pass the scanners, it registers their temperature. If yours is high, you are pulled aside for observation,” she said.

The Authority noted that all relevant agencies, including the Port Health Services have been mobilized and are collaborating effectively to ensure the safety of passengers and airport users at all time.


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