COVID-19: FG acquires robots to screen passengers at Abuja airport

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The Nigerian government has reportedly acquired robots to screen passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja

The robots were unveiled on Saturday, June 27, during a simulation exercise in preparation of the planned reopening of the Nigerian airspace

Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, said intending passengers on international flights may have to be at the airport five hours before their flight’s takeoff

In order to prevent further spread of COVID-19 into Nigeria, the federal government has reportedly acquired robots to screen passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja ahead of the planned reopening of the Nigerian airspace.

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The robots were unveiled on Saturday, June 27, when the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) conducted simulation exercise at the Abuja airport to test all the protocols designed to contain the spread of Covid-19 ahead of flight resumption.

FG reportedly acquires robots to battle COVID-19 (photos, video)
The machines would also be used to clean surfaces at the airports.

The interactive robots would reportedly be used to check the temperature of passengers and identify them on arrival at the airport.

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The machines would also be cleaning the area and surfaces at the airport and can be programmed to identify unwanted items.

FG reportedly acquires robots to battle COVID-19 (photos, video)

The Nigerian government has stepped up its fight against COVID-19. Photo credits: Zakari Ibrahim
Source: Twitter

Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, speaking after the simulation exercise noted that intending passengers on international flights may have to be at the airport five hours before their flight’s takeoff.

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A twitter user Zakari Ibrahim who shared photos of the newly acquired machines thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the initiative.

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