The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed that the Federal Government of Nigeria has stepped up efforts at major international airports in the county to combat the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu disclosed this on Thursday. JOSHSPOT reports that the deadly Ebola Virus Disease, which raged in some African countries, including Nigeria in 2014, has staged a return in northwest part of Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, killing 17 people. The statement reads, “Following a fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports. “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. “All equipment and personnel used in combatting 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 restrooms too.
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When passengers walk pass the scanners, it registers their temperature. If yours is high, you are pulled aside for observation. “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.”