The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has confirmed it is intensifying health screening of travellers at four international airports in the country.
The airports are Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, and Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt. FAAN said it is carrying out the exercise because the four are the busiest in the country.
It was learnt that thermal camera scanners have been installed, alongside handheld scanners used by officials to check abnormal body temperature. The temperature benchmark is 36.9 degrees.
Anything higher would trigger off an alarm, which would prompt the officials to do further checks. Regional Manager of FAAN, Sani Mahmud, said since the 2014 outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease, the agency has never stopped checking passengers for possible threats.