Fresh Ebola Outbreak: All Passengers To Undergo 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 over 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, also 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 isolated immediately with further checks carried out on them.
Mrs. Yakubu who said there should be no cause for alarm also 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.