A Nigerian public analyst, Dr. Joe Abah has commended the Federal government for taking prompt precautions in detecting the possible spread of the deadly Coronavirus among Nigerians.
The public analyst took to his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, saying that the Nigerian airport is doing what the “saner climes”, the US and UK are not doing in terms of addressing the scourge, which has spread to at least 48 countries.
Based on his findings, Dr. Abah believes that Nigeria is more prepared against the Coronavirus than the United States of America and United Kingdom.
In the last 2 weeks, I have used the Abuja International Airport twice, London Heathrow Airport four times and Washington Dulles Airport twice. I also used the London Underground trains twice. I only saw precautionary preventive efforts against #COVID19 was in Nigeria. Thread...— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) March 1, 2020
While narrating his experience, he pointed out that throughout his travels and stay in the United States and the UK since the outbreak of the deadly virus, he had not come across any scanning exercise.
Traveling out of Abuja Airport, you are screened by a thermal imaging machine, which you may not notice. Coming back into Abuja, you are given a form to fill while still in the plane. The form collects your contact details, where you’ve been and your recent health status. pic.twitter.com/HbT4RqU7N6— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) March 1, 2020
He said contrary to many people’s expectations, Nigeria had taken more precautionary measures against the virus than the more developed countries.
When you land, a health worker checks that you fully completed the form. If you didn’t, you are pulled aside and made to fill it. Once you pass the heath worker, there are signs asking whether you have been to China recently. Another health worker is watching the thermal images. pic.twitter.com/EoeySoAgW6— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) March 1, 2020
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