A United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) licensed Flight Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs Victoria Jumoke Adegbe, has advised sick passengers to abstain from traveling to save their lives from the ravaging spread of Corona virus.
She said sick passengers manifesting symptoms of other infections were more susceptible to contract Coronavoris through air travel compared to other modes of transportation because of cabin pressurisation associated with air travel.
Adegbe said the travel advisory to sick persons became imperative because of the peculiarity of air travel as the fastest mode of transportation, which is likely to facilitate rapid spread of corona virus disease.
She said as a ground pilot, the air transport industry needed to curtail the spread of corona virus by insisting that passengers adhere to preventive measures including personal hygiene and the use of sanitises.
Adegbe said urgent steps needed to be taken to curtail the spread of Corona virus, which has killed many people in six weeks.
She said: “Since Thomas Selfridge, the first man to die in a plane crash on September 17, 1908 till February 2020, over 112 years, the total number of air crash victims is less than 60,000 persons, which is a number that still makes my heart weep being a Ground Pilot.