Air Peace Lagos Health Screening Captures 'sick' UK Based Passenger And Prevents Boarding Flight To Asaba
Air Peace continues to live up to its promise to ensure that all its flights have strict safety measures in place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
A Nigerian passenger who was billed to travel from Lagos to Asaba on an Air Peace flight yesterday was stopped and isolated by the airline's coronavirus screening team at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, known as MMA2 when it discovered that he was very sick.
The passenger was supposed to travel on Monday but deferred his flight to yesterday probably because he was too sick to travel.
On Monday, Air Peace as usual deployed personnel at every airport it operates in to check passengers' temperature and subject them to hand sanitisation and anyone with high temperature was subsequently referred to Port Health
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On screening this passenger the airline personnel discovered that he was very sick and that their temperature was very high. The airline isolated him immediately and notified the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and the Port Health.
The passenger, who was denied flight by Air Peace, we learn recently returned from the UK and that he had been taken to hospital where he had undertaken treatment without informing concerned authorities, namely the Lagos State Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Air Peace, Mrs Toyin Olajide, confirmed the incident and disclosed that the passenger was checked in by proxy; - maybe, because he did want to be noticed to be sick, but that the management of the airline had deployed staff that strictly monitors passengers checked in by agents, especially since the Coronavirus became a pandemic.
Kudos to Air Peace.