Wuhan virus: Temperature-takers on the front line

A child having her temperature checked by a border screener at Changi Airport's Terminal 3, on Jan 22, 2020. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
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SINGAPORE - While many might shy away from jobs at the front line of the Wuhan virus outbreak, some like Grab driver Wilson Chan, 40, have signed up to take on a role that could put him in contact with the infected.

Mr Chan started work as a freelance healthcare assistant, which involves screening the temperatures of inbound travellers at Changi Airport, on Wednesday night (Jan 29).

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