Singapore's port authority screens seafarers and passengers for virus

MPA Singapore screens passengers and seafarers from incoming ships for the corona virus that has cost several people their lives following an outbreak in China.

Photo: Tim Wimborne/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Recent global concerns about the new corona virus now prompt authorities in the major shipping center of Singapore to screen incoming ships for the virus, according to a statement issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

"As part of government's measures in response to the novel coronavirus pneumonia development, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has implemented temperature screening at all sea checkpoints, including ferry and cruise terminals, PSA Terminals and Jurong Port, for inbound travelers from 24 January 2020, 1200 hours onwards," the authority writes.

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