Covid-19: How Dubai airport keeps the virus at bay

SourceKhaleej Times
SectorTransport
CountryUAE

The Dubai International Airport (DXB) authorities have conducted more than four million on-site PCR Covid-19 tests of passengers in a bid to keep the airport premises safe for travellers as well as employees working at one of the world’s busiest airports.

The airport has set up 86 PCR testing stations to carry out smooth and quick Covid-19 tests of millions of passengers arriving at the airport.

Though passenger traffic has dropped significantly due to Covid-19, the DXB still registered a decent number in the first quarter, reaching 5.75 million during the January-March period.

The DXB authorities said it has vaccinated over 100,000 staff and uses 12,430 litres of disinfectants every month to maintain the facility free of Covid-19.

Altogether, 43 thermal scanning cameras, 775 dispensers, and 1,275 protective acrylic screens have been installed at the terminal.

The airport has taken all these measures in line with the best global practices in place to contain the Covid-19 pandemic as well as maintain a smooth flow...read more...