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Acsa grounds 14 flights from high-risk countries

Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) says they have grounded 14 flights from high risk countries at the OR Tambo International Airport.

This follows recent travel regulations banning international travel from areas affected by COVID-19.

The countries affected by the travel ban include the likes of Italy, South Korea, France, Iran, the US, UK , Germany, China and Spain.

Acsa says only South African citizens and permanent residents were allowed to disembark the flights.

Acsa spokesperson Betty Maloka says the passengers will undergo clinical assessments.

Port Health Services is responsible for health matters...

Betty Maloka, Spokesperson - Acsa

As an airport, the measures that we have put in place are sanitisers , communication in terms of the measures, hygiene tips we are sharing with staff as well as all airport users to ensure they are safe in this process.

Betty Maloka, Spokesperson - Acsa

We are prioritising the health and safety of workers and those coming through the airport.

Betty Maloka, Spokesperson - Acsa

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