Minangkabau airport tightens passenger supervision to anticipate COVID-19
Executive General Manager PT Angkasa Pura II BIM, Yos Suwagiyono in Padang Pariaman, Tuesday said to tighten the supervision he had coordinated intensively with Region VI Airport Authority, Quarantine, Port Health Office, and related stakeholders.
“The facilitator team led by Region VI Airport Authority Agoes Soebagyo was activated as a forum for coordination among stakeholders at Minangkabau airport,” he said.
He said that currently Minangkabau airport has been equipped with various means to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from thermal scanners, including thermo guns, isolation rooms, to the placement of hand sanitizers and distribution of mask.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued a circular so that examinations of international route passengers arriving at all airports in Indonesia can be increased and carried out on a massive scale, he said.
He made sure all passengers who had just arrived from abroad would go through a body temperature check divided into several lanes.
The airline will also inform passengers about the need to fill out a Health Alert Card, “he said.
In this case the Port Health Office under the Ministry of Health is tasked to monitor airplane passengers by checking the body temperature of all passengers arriving overseas.
Body temperature checks are carried out with a thermal scanner located in the terminal, and also thermo gun held by KKP personnel.
“In addition, passengers from abroad are also required to fill out a Health Alert Card (HAC) form to monitor the possibility of airplane passengers infected COVID-19,” he said.
Transleted by: Mutiara Ramadhani