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Singapore Port Authority implements controls to prevent coronavirus

PortandTerminal.com, January 26, 2020

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) announced that as part of the government’s measures to address the presence of the coronavirus, it will implement temperature controls.

These controls will be implemented at all port entrances, including ferry and cruise terminals, PSA terminals and the Port of Jurong.

READ: Are cruise lines ready to deal with the new pandemic out of China?

In a statement, MPA reported that “travellers and ship’s crew arriving at the checkpoints at sea will be subjected to temperature controls by health assistants on site. Suspected cases will be referred to hospitals for further assessment”.

The organisation added that “it has put in place health advisories at sea checkpoints to advise travellers and ship’s crew on precautionary measures to be taken during the voyage, as well as to remain vigilant and adopt good hygiene practices at all times”.

As of Jan. 24, 2020, 830 cases of coronavirus have been reported since the outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, with 26 deaths.

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