The Federal Airport Authority (FAAN) has restated dedication in the direction of guaranteeing a zero Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission as Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport resumes operations.
Mr Abayomi Akinbinu, the Regional Supervisor, South-South and South-East, FAAN, stated this on Saturday on the airport throughout the arrival of the primary flight after three months of COVID-19 shutdown.
The primary flight performed by Air Peace 5N EUV from Lagos arrived Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport terminal at 7.50 a.m.
Abayomi stated that the Port Harcourt airport administration was poised at guaranteeing zero possibilities of COVID 19 transmission as flight operations kick-starts on the airport
In response to him, compliance with the COVID 19 security tips by regulatory our bodies within the sector has been effectively upheld, including that administration will give no room for default.
Whereas commending security compliance degree by service suppliers and passengers on the airport, he nevertheless decried poor adherence to the bodily distancing rule.
“To one of the best of my understanding, I believe I’m happy with our adherence to security suggestions however there might be a number of protocols that we have to modify particularly within the space of adherence to bodily distancing rule.
“Our markings of 1.5 metres aside are visibly on the ground, however could also be due to pleasure it’s not being correctly adopted; so we have to make fast enforcement in that regard,” he stated.
On passenger turnout, Abayomi stated that being the primary COVID-19 flight, low passenger turnout was anticipated with a gradual enhance within the coming days.
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“On the departure part, we’re step by step getting extra passengers and I imagine that going ahead passengers’ turnout goes to extend.
“My message to potential passengers is that the Port Harcourt Worldwide Airport terminal is secure,” he added.
Dr Nuhu Mwabi, Head of Aviation Medical Clinic of the airport additionally stated that the Port Well being is absolutely on floor conducting necessary temperature checks on each service suppliers and passengers earlier than permitting them into the terminal constructing.
“It is because we need to fish out individuals with a temperature of 38 levels Celsius and above, in order that we will isolate such particular person.
“Our cardinal goal is to make sure that we comprise the unfold of COVID-19 in addition to different communicable ailments throughout the airport,” he stated.
Mwabi additionally stated that numerous medical groups and the WHO are additionally absolutely able to professionally deal with any suspected case the place the necessity arises.
“We now have an isolation centre proper right here for any individual with a excessive temperature to be examined and if want be, we’d then name for additional help from the State Epidemiological unit,” Mwabi stated.
In the meantime, some passengers have additionally recommended FAAN on its improvements within the COVID-19 period.
Mr Ralph Akinyemi, one of many first passengers who arrived Port Harcourt from Lagos, urged administration of the airport and different regulatory our bodies to keep up the tempo, which he described as commendable. (NAN)