PassionAir closely monitoring the Corona virus COVID-19

PassionAir Coronavirus Updates

The health and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is our highest priority

Following the confirmation of COVID 19 in Ghana by the Ministry of Health on Thursday 12th March 2020, PassionAir would like to reassure customers that our existing policies and procedures are in line with the guidance provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO). We remain in regular contact with the authorities and will quickly announce any changes to our procedures or operations so that you can maintain confidence in your travel reservations with PassionAir.

Aircraft and Cabin Environment

PassionAir aircraft are maintained per the established program aimed at providing a clean and inviting cabin environment. In addition to tidying each aircraft between flights, we are expanding the use of disinfectants throughout the aircraft, and it will be used in the cabin, on elements in the flight deck, and in the lavatory. Alcohol-based sanitizers have also been availed for use in-flight.

Our aircraft are designed with an air circulation system that mixes in fresh air from outside the plane. This ensures a continuous flow of fresh air.

 

THE CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus (CoV) is a large family that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe disease such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms. Fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe case, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndromes, kidney failure and even death.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A pandemic is described as a worldwide spread of a disease according to the WHO.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. Hence the emphasis on washing hands or using alcohol-based hand-rub.

 

STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Standard recommendation to prevent infection spread include:

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

For more information, please visit

Learn more about places with the ongoing spread at ( https:// www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission. html )

The current list of global locations with cases of COVID-19 is available on CDC’s web page at ( https://www.cdc.gov/ coronavirus/2019-ncov/locations-confirmed-cases.html )

http://www.ghanahealthservice.org/covid19/

https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/transmission.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html

As we make any changes to our operations or procedures, we will keep this page updated with the most current information. It will remain available via our homepage.