Coronavirus: FAAN Advises Passengers, Airport Users to obey Quarantine Procedures


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised passengers and airport users to comply with routine quarantine checks as directed at airports across Nigeria.

According to a statement signed by Henrietta Yakubu the General Manager, Corporate Affairs the measure is aimed at preventing the Coronavirus epidemic which has killed six people in China from spreading to Nigeria.

“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 (FAAN) has advised passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.

“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 the 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,” the statement read in part.

Yakubu added that the 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 border countries like Japan, Thailand, and South Korea.

The Authority, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health, has confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports.


Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.

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