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COVID: INFECTED PASSENGERS HAVE BEEN SEEKING TO BOARD FLIGHTS, LAGOS AIRPORT MANAGER RAISES ALARM

The Management
of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have raised an alarm over how passengers with COVID-19 positive PCR test still come to board.

The Manager of Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba who raised the alarm over how passengers with COVID-19 positive PCR test results have been boarding flights.
frowned at the development, describing it as a challenge to officials at the airport.
Speaking with newsmen in Lagos, the MMIA Airport Manager lamented that despite warning that persons who tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate and stay indoors for treatment, they have been seen roaming around in public places and interacting with others.

Shin-Aba disclosed that they were always in contact with the authorities of Port Health Services and had held meetings regarding the matter.

She said People with positive COVID test still come to the Airport to board.
The MMIA Manager said the authority had ramped up enforcement of all COVID-19 protocols at the airport.

According to her, on a daily basis, FAAN personnel ensure compliance of passengers with COVID protocols, enforcing face masks, sanitisers were in place for use by passengers.

“We have to ensure that both passengers and staff obey and comply with protocols,” she added.

She disclosed that passengers’ traffic had increased tremendously since last week, adding that, the current facilities at the terminal were being overstretched as a result of long usage.

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