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Monday, 14 May 2018

Fresh Ebola Outbreak: All Passengers To Now Go Through Medical Screening


With the fresh outbreak of Ebola in Congo, coupled with the directive from the Federal Executive Council (FEC) that surveillance activities at all land and airports borders across the country be stepped up, all passengers travelling through the country’s airports must henceforth go through medical screening.

Dropping this hint at the weekend, the general manager, Corporate Communications at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu while speaking to the Nigerian Tribune, said apart from medical screening to be conducted by the Port Health Services located within the airports, that vaccination certificates of passengers will be thoroughly scrutinized with thermal scanners to be used to check their temperature.

In the course of the screening, passengers whose temperatures are found abnormal will be immediately isolated with further checks carried out on them.

Besides the screening, sanitizer shave also been kept in the toilet facilities with hand gloves made available for workers.

Yakubu who said there should be no cause for alarm declared that with the experience of the American/Liberian born diplomat, Patrick Sawyer who imported the deadly disease to Nigeria, that FAAN was fully ready to nip any chance of a repeat in the bud.

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