Coronavirus Outbreak: FAAN Advises Passengers to Comply with Quarantine Procedures at Airports


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Coronavirus outbreak started in Wuran, China, a city of 11 million people. It has moved from China killing many. At least 25 people are dead in China and more than 800 infected as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread throughout Asia and across the world, according to a new report, Friday. Countries including the US, UK and Australia will begin health screening at airports.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus across China climbed sharply to more than 1,287, with at least 41 deaths reported as of Saturday morning. Worldwide, there are up to 1,321 confirmed coronavirus infections, according to Al Jazeera’s count at time of publication, with cases also reported in Japan (2), Thailand (5),South Korea  (2), United States (2), Australia (1), France (3) Malaysia (3), Singapore (3), Nepal  (1), and Vietnam (2).

As the death toll continues to rise, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) said they are in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health to avoid its spread to Nigeria. The Authority confirmed the adequacy of the facilities at the nation’s airports to prevent the importation of the virus through the airports, advising passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures at the nation’s airports.

In a statement signed by its general manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said the move is to protect passengers from the epidemic ravaging some countries and to prevent the spread of such communicable diseases into Nigeria.

The airport Authority stated that all the equipment and personnel used in combating the deadly Ebola virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.

It  stated further that it has always had thermal scanners in her airports that monitor temperature of passengers and capture their pictures, adding that when passengers walk pass the scanner, it registers their temperature and If too high, they are pulled aside for observation.

Against this development, passengers are advised to submit themselves for routine quarantine checks whenever they are asked to.

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.

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