DOHA: Qatar Airways has installed the very latest technology at Hamad International Airport to minimise the possibility of any individuals infected with Ebola entering Qatar.
The state-of-the-art cameras which monitor body temperature using heat sensors are able to detect any traveller with a mild fever, thereby enabling airport staff to monitor and identify anyone who may potentially be infected.
The same cameras were used during the H1N1 outbreak to successfully monitor and limit the spread of that infection.
“Qatar Airways takes the health and well-being of our passengers and staff as our upmost priority.
“We would like to reassure all our passengers that we are monitoring the Ebola situation very closely, and are in contact with local and international health and aviation organisations to ensure that all necessary and appropriate measures are in place to protect our passengers, our staff and the general public,” said a Qatar Airways spokesperson.
World Health Organisation is closely monitoring the Ebola situation and has sent teams of experts to all affected countries to assess the situation and assist in containing the problem.
Qatar Airways is in close dialogue with all relevant international organisations to help control the situation.
The airline, in line with international recommendations, advises passengers to avoid unnecessary travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.