The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has on Saturday, re-opened for business, with passengers duly screened in line with safety protocols, following the Covid-19 pandemic, Page 36 learnt.
The Airport also witnessed strict compliance to other safety measures, aimed at curtailing the spread of the coronavirus.
Provisions are made for hand washing, and alcohol-based sanitisers are provided, coupled with temperature checks, as well as strict compliance to social distancing of about one metre among individuals.
Journalists covering the Presidential Task Force, PTF, on Covid-19, were led on a dry run test from Lagos to Abuja, to witness firsthand, the reopening of the Aviation sector.
Checks for Covid-19 safety protocols and screening, were carried out on passengers at the Departure lounge.
The seats which were usually crowded, have been rearranged in compliance with the social distancing rule.
Inscriptions to further guide passengers, such as, “do not use this seat”, “keep your distance”, are placed on the seats.
Two newly acquired machines, for the purpose of identifying passengers, have been stationed at the Airport.
An operator who sought anonymity, said that the machine could perform all necessary and required tasks of passenger-screening.