‘Kochi Airport Insulated from Ebola Threat’

Published: 20th November 2014 06:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2014 06:14 AM   |  A+A-

ALUVA: The officials of Cochin International Authority Ltd on Wednesday said that the airport was completely insulated from any possible threat posed by passengers afflicted with Ebola virus. The statement comes in the backdrop of Ebola alarm triggered by a passenger, who was quarantined at the Delhi airport.

“A few days earlier, we had conducted a mock Ebola drill test to grade the ability of the airport to counter any such threats,” an official said. “It would be difficult for a passenger from Ebola hit countries like Liberia to make a direct entrance to Kochi. Most of them would have to pass through the airports in some Gulf countries as an intermediate stop, before they can enter Kochi. Ebola is not a primary threat for us. Even if such a threat should manifest itself, we are confident to counter it,” he said.

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