A health inspector points a temperature gun to a passenger at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Screening for Coronavirus at Soekarno-Hatta Airport

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JANUARY 28, 2020

Health inspectors at Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport started screening passengers for coronavirus after the Indonesian government issued a limited travel warning to China on Tuesday.

All arriving passengers now have their body temperature checked twice before they leave the airport. They are handed a yellow report card that they have to fill in and could later use to get treatment at hospitals if they contract a fever. 

The coronavirus has now spread from China to Thailand, Japan, South Korea, the United States, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Cambodia. More than 4,500 people are confirmed to have been infected by the virus that causes pneumonia-like symptoms and has already claimed 107 lives.

Peoples wear health mask at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten on Tuesday (28/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers arrive wearing face masks at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten, on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers from China write their yellow card at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport arrival area on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Passengers arriving from China fill in their yellow report card. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Travellers from China are being inspected at arrival gate in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health official points a temperature gun to a traveler arriving from China at an arrival gate. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A health inspector at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport explains how to write the data on a yellow card to passengers who arrives from Hongkong. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An official explains to a passenger arriving from Hong Kong how to fill in the yellow report card. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two pilots who just arrive from Hongkong are inspected by a health inspector at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Tuesday (28/01). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two pilots arriving from Hong Kong get their temperature checked. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A group of Indonesian peoples explain to passengers from China how to write a yellow card during screening at arrival gate in Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Filling in the yellow report card at an arrival gate. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Coronavirus health facility at Terminal 3. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An incubator in a room set aside for travelers suspected of carrying the coronavirus at Soekarno-Hatta Airport's Terminal 3. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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