Ebola: NCAA orders airlines to set up medical teams to screen passengers

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NCAA summons Arik Air over delay in flightABUJA – Nigerian Civil Authority (NCAA) said on Wednesday had ordered airlines operate flights to Ebola-infested countries to set medical teams to properly screen their .

Coordinating General Manager, Parastatals, NCAA, Mr Yakubu Dati, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency (NAN) in Abuja.

Dati said the measure was part the country’ industry’ efforts to ensure the virus did not spread to .

He said NCAA did not ban any airline flying the route the affected countries.

“We have instructed every airline that is connected to all the countries that have the virus to monitor the that board their flights. [eap_ad_2] “This is to ensure that that they don’t fly people that have the virus into .

“They should set a medical team; that is what happens when there are such epidemics. If we don’t do that, we also stand the risk of being banned going to other countries,” he explained.

“The only airline banned was ASKY Airline that flew the Mr Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian, into Lagos. All other flights are operating.

“We did not suspend any airline. is the prerogative of the airlines to decided whether to fly those affected countries or not,’’ Dati added.

He said that was expected that in the , airlines would not allow sick to board their flights without proper medical . (NAN)[eap_ad_3]