Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA Terminal 2), Ikeja, Lagos

Bi-Courtney’s recommendations to air travellers on Coronavirus

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Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), in Nigeria, has advised travellers to be safety conscious, particularly in the area of personal and respiratory hygiene.

It was learnt that Mr. Ayotunde Osowe, Corporate Communications Department, BASL, operator of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA) Terminal 2, in a statement gave the advice in Lagos Wednesday.

Osowe said the warning became essential because of the spread of the novel Coronavirus currently ravaging many nations of the world.

He advised members of the public to regularly observe healthy respiratory hygiene and regular washing of hands with alcohol-based rub.

The Bi-Courtney official urged them to also maintain social distance to avoid contact with liquid droplets from anyone coughing or sneezing.

Hygienic ways remain the most effective strategy to fight the scourge which has rendered several businesses around the world incapacitated, Osowe stated.

Meanwhile, he noted that BASL officials have been strategically positioned to carry out necessary checks and other safety tips.

“This is to assist other public health officials to track and report suspicious incidents.

“It is being carried out in line with laid down instructions by regulatory agencies.

“We urge passengers and other airport users to cooperate with the terminal officials.”

Charles Aroguma, BASL Safety Manager, also said there had been collaboration with officials of Port Health Division, Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).

It was further learnt that Aroguma disclosed the collaboration was to give necessary support and other intervention to ward off the dreaded disease.

Sanitisers, hand gloves, and other necessary preventive measures have been provided for personnel while screening passengers in various beats at the terminal, where they usually have direct interface with the public, he stated.

He said: “Our men are fully on the ground, closely observing the turn of events.

“We are ensuring that security personnel use hand gloves and other necessary preventive measures while screening passengers.

“We also ensure personnel changes the hand gloves regularly. We are optimistic of meaningful outlook.

“Plans have also been concluded to deploy measurement device to take the temperature of all terminal users at the various entry points.

“These measures are basic, and we will upgrade our strategies if there is need to introduce any additional one.”

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