FAAN Advises Passengers Over Corona Virus

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The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has advised its air passengers travelling through any of the country’s international gateways following the spread of the deadly Corona Virus.

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

Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, General Manager, Corporate Communication, in a statement on Wednesday 22nd January, 2020, urged passengers and other airport users to comply with all quarantine procedures.

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

She said; the agency 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.

What is a Coronavirus

Corona Viruses are a large group of viruses that are common among animals. In rare cases, they are what scientists call zoonotic, meaning they can be transmitted from animals to humans, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Corona Virus 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.

How it spreads

Viruses can spread from human contact with animals. Scientists think MERS started in camels, according to the WHO. With SARS, scientists suspected civet cats were to blame. When it comes to human-to-human transmission of the viruses, often it happens when someone comes into contact with the infected person’s secretions.

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