Friday, October 17, 2014

CAAP preparing for Ebola; assures passengers not to worry

Posted October 17, 2014
Written by Bert Dalida

Officials at Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Kalibo say they are following from the Centers for Disease Control and federal customs and border protection officials to identify passengers displaying possible symptoms of communicable diseases such as Ebola.

According to CAAP General Manager Cynthia Aspera, the passengers should not have to worry since that Kalibo International Airport (KIA) are urging screenings at all of the state's international airports as a preventative measure.

Aspera said, “KIA conducted 24 hours of quarantine and as expanding airport examinations to guard against the spread of the deadly disease.”

She added, “It's important also to be vigilant, but not afraid.”

Meanwhile, Aspera refused to give her statement about the preparation of Caticlan Airport.

It will be recalled that DOH Assistant Secretary Dr. Eric Tayag recently concluded “National Ebola Virus Disease Summit-scarce” in the country and recommends travel restrictions against the deadly disease.

Translated by Gloria Villas

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