How The Coronavirus Outbreak Is Impacting Business Aviation
The impact of the global coronavirus epidemic is fluid and evolving rapidly. The number of countries enacting travel bans to/from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Italy and Iran along with imposing restrictions on anyone who has been in those regions within the last 14 days is growing rapidly.
In early December 2019, a new coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province in China. Spread of the virus has escalated since mid-January 2020. On Jan. 30, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global emergency.
We are yet to see an adverse effect here in Nigeria. The Aviation business is business as usual with the added health and safety guidelines.
Our Pilots have been briefed and are aware of the guidelines.
- Wash your hands frequently: Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.
- Maintain social distancing: Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease