Second wave of Covid-19: FG heightens safety protocols at airports

Federal Government, through the Federal airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has stepped up safety protocol checks at the various terminals following suspected second wave of the Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in the country.

Lagos airport

FAAN disclosed, Thursday, it stepped up the measures to ensure the safety of travelling passengers and other airport users across the nation.

A statement by the agency, informed that the airports involved include the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Port Harcourt International Airport, Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport and others within its network.

“The Authority is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure safe and secure facilitation of travellers.

Across the airports, car parks have been rearranged for seamless pick-up and drop off to avoid congestion,” it said.

FAAN also disclosed that as part of these measures it has created new drop off zones for passengers with reduced mobility.

“Operational and directional signages have also been conspicuously remarked at both the airsides and landsides to make movements easier for airport users and to promote social distancing protocols.

“Additionally, we have intensified the process of disinfecting all baggage before entering the terminals, as well as enhanced temperature screening of all passengers and staff using infrared scanners. We have also separated access entry points for passengers and staff to reduce congestion and improve on facilitation.

“The Authority will like to use this opportunity to advise all travellers and airport users to strictly abide by all laid down travel protocols and also reiterate that only passengers will be allowed into the terminals.

“A compliance monitoring team has been constituted for each of our airports to drive total compliance,” it said.

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