S'pore screens travellers from Wuhan for fever

Travellers at Changi Airport terminal one arrival hall on Jan 3, 2020.
Travellers at Changi Airport terminal one arrival hall on Jan 3, 2020.ST PHOTO: JASON QUAH

Singapore has begun temperature screenings at Changi Airport for all travellers arriving from Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, after a mysterious pneumonia outbreak there affected more than 40 people.

Professor Leo Yee Sin, executive director of Singapore's National Centre for Infectious Diseases, said there is no need for travellers to cancel their trips to Wuhan, but they should follow the advice from the Ministry of Health and monitor the situation there.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline 'S'pore screens travellers from Wuhan for fever'. Print Edition | Subscribe