Coronavirus: How we’ll disinfect 125 airplanes, 13 airports -Minister

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

As part of practical measures to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease among Nigerians, the Federal Government has said it would decontaminate about 125 aircraft and 15 airports across the country.

Muhammad Mahmood, Honourable Minister for Environment, at the daily briefing by members of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, in Abuja, FCT, Wednesday, April 29, revealed that two of the aircraft had been decontaminated already.

On the slow place of the decontamination process, Mahmood said: “Aviation sector is such a specialised sector. We cannot rush things.

“I did say that we have mapped out 125 aircraft and 13 airports.

“So far, we have decontaminated and disinfected two aircraft. Why we are not rushing it is because of the nature of the industry.

“It is a place that when it comes to safety, everything must be followed carefully.

“And even when we want to do that, we have to follow their lead as to how and where to go while decontaminating the aircraft.

The Minister stated that for the disinfection the airports, “we need to be led on where we need to go, how and when we need to also.

“The decontamination is ongoing because there are other facilities that we are decontaminating across the country. So, we will go as soon as they are ready for us.”

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