Coronavirus: FAAN issues travel advisory to passengers

Corona virus: FAAN issues travel advisory to passengers 


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a travel advisory to air passengers travelling through any of the country’s international gateways following the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

The virus broke out in China recently and had so far killed about nine persons in the Asian country.

General Manager, Corporate Communication, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement on Wednesday, urged passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures.

Yakubu said the agency was collaborating with the Federal Ministry of Health to ensure that affected passengers were quarantined.

She said, “FAAN has put a high priority on ensuring that this virus is not spread into the country. Isolation units and other equipment and personnel used in combating the deadly Ebola Virus in 2014 are still very much in place at the airports.” 

Coronavirus symptoms include runny nose, cough, sore throat, possibly headache and fever, which can last for days. 

The virus is highly communicable and has already spread to countries like Japan, Thailand and South Korea.