Covid-19: Lomé’s airport will be equipped with a mobile laboratory for testing travelers

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Monday, 08 June 2020 12:10
Covid-19: Lomé’s airport will be equipped with a mobile laboratory for testing travelers

(Togo First) - In Togo, the Gnassingbé Eyadema International airport (AIGE) is taking various measures to restart activity soon. 

Among these is a mobile laboratory where all arriving and departing travelers will be tested for Covid-19. This was recently revealed in a press briefing organized by the Covid-19 response team (CNGR). 

“It is imperative to restart economic activities,” the CNGR said. “In this framework, major changes are taking place at the Gnassingbé Eyadema International airport, in preparation for the reopening of our borders,” the coordinating team added. 

Let it be noted that the air sector is one of the most impacted by the current pandemic. In the WAEMU, air traffic fell by 95% (and the AIGE turned to freight and cargo transport). 

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has recently recommended systematic testing of travelers, compulsory mask-wearing at airports and on flights, as well as frequent disinfection of planes, among safety measures to follow for restarting air transport. Togo’s efforts thus align with these measures. 

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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