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Indonesia tightens screening of travellers at entry points

Jan 16, 2020 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

Indonesia has stepped up the health screening of inbound travellers at airports and seaports after the Wuhan pneumonia-like virus was detected in a Chinese visitor flying into Thailand, with those from Singapore being more closely examined at the nearby holiday islands of Batam and Bintan.

Thermal scanners have been installed at all entry checkpoints across the country to screen the temperatures of inbound travellers in anticipation of an outbreak, the Health Ministry said yesterday.

In the Riau Islands, the province's health agency and seaport health office have since Jan 7 activated thermal scanners at international ferry seaports in Batam, Bintan and Karimun to screen passengers arriving from Singapor...