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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fresh Ebola outbreak triggers fears across Africa and beyond

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A fresh outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left dozens of people dead and triggered fears across Africa that it could spread.

About 20 people have been confirmed dead, and across Africa, countries are trying to prevent the deadly virus from spreading.

In Nigeria, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) re-assured passengers and other airport users of safety across its network of airports.

In a statement released at the Authority’s Headquarters in Lagos on Thursday, FAAN said 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.

The General Manager, Corporate Affairs of the Authority, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu said all the 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. When passengers walk pass the scanners, it registers their temperature. If yours is high, you are pulled aside for observation.”

The Authority noted that all 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.

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